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  • Drew Falvey 55.4 miles

    Drew Falvey is a rising star in the professional golf ranks.  He began his career at Fawn Lake Country Club as an intern in May 2012 upon graduation from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He received his PGA membership and was quickly promoted to Assistant Head Professional. In June 2016 at the age of 26, Drew assumed the challenging duties of Head Golf Professional. Drew discovered his love of the game at age 12 while accompanying his grandfather to work at a golf club in New Jersey. He played competitive high school and collegiate golf in South Carolina where his passion for the game continued to grow. Over the summer and during holiday breaks, he worked for the Classic Swing School where he practiced teaching fundamentals. Today Drew is a scratch golfer who fully understands the basics of a sound golf swing. His experience, golfing abilities and leadership skills have been instrumental in the successful execution of large golf tournaments, club golf events, and individual and group lessons for golfers of all ages and abilities.

  • Jaime Gylan, PGA 82.7 miles

    “For 15 years I have been helping golfers get better and have more fun.  I am happy to work with golfers of all skill levels as long as they are passionate about improvement.  I measure with some of the best technology in the market and relay to the student in a way thats easy to understand.  Let’s create a plan for your improvement and never look back!” Jaime Gylan grew up playing golf in Baltimore, MD, competed in junior events and forged friendships that last to this day.  He played college golf at Towson University winning the Conference Championship as an individual and transferred to the University of Houston to continue with his collegiate golf career.  Jaime won multiple College and amateur events and competed in the US Amateur at Oak Hill in 1998.  After college he decided teaching golf would be his focus, earned his PGA status and studied under some of the game’s best.  Jaime has coached many champions at the amateur, college and pro levels.  In 2011 he became the Director of Instruction at Royal Manchester Golf Links in Mount Wolf, PA.  He enjoys working with any player that has passion for improvement.

  • Ryan Rucinski 108.7 miles

    Ryan Rucinski is from Wilmington, DE and has been around golf his whole life.  Ryan is currently 23 years old and traveling and competing in mini tour events and PGA sanctioned qualifiers around the country in search of a career on the PGA Tour.  Ryan has played golf competitively since the age of 4 and has had his eyes set on that dream since.  He traveled and played junior events every summer and was committed to golf year round.  Ryan received scholarship offers in both D1 and D2 Collegiate golf and decided to play at Wilmington University (D2) in his home state.  After college, Ryan turned professional and is now traveling and competing as well as trying to expand his teaching resume.  While he is new to instruction, Ryan has been training with Trackman since it first came out and has been around the top level of golf his whole life.  He has worked with some of the worlds top instructors and has an understanding of the swing that is only gained through personal experience.  His main focus in instruction is getting the golfer to truly understand why his golf ball does what it does.  Ryan believes that if he can get the golfer to understand it himself, rather than just be told what to do, the golfer will have much higher odds of truly mastering their golf game.  Ryan is dedicated to helping you learn and is also a learner himself, always listening and wanting to learn from each and every student while also expanding their game to their highest level achievable.

  • Grant Griffiths 125.2 miles

    Grant served as Director of Golf for Julian Krinsky Camps on the Main Line, Philadelphia for over 10 years, leading a team of 35 golf professionals and coaching hundreds of junior golfers from 35 states and 30 countries. Grant also served as Director of Instruction at Play-a-Round Golf Malvern and Play-a-Round Golf Ardmore, before joining White Manor Country Club as Director of Instruction in 2019. Grant is a Certified Hank Haney Instructor, EGTF Master Teacher, USGTF Master Teacher, PGA Associate, BEng in Computer Science and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University. Grant obtained his Masters Certification in ground force mechanics and video analysis with V1 Sports, a registered David Leadbetter University Student, Certified Operation 36 Instructor, Certified US Kids Golf Instructor, Certified Skilled Coaching Alliance Instructor founded by Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor John Dunigan and TPI Certified. Grant grew up in South Africa and has lived in Philadelphia the past 14 years. Absolutely committed to helping you succeed! I promise to give you everything I’ve got to guide you along your journey to excellence and enjoyment of the game. Coaching is in my opinion about creating an environment that facilitates learning, growth and performance within you, the golfer. This is achieved by using an holistic and measurable approach to player development.

  • Michael Mitchell, PGA 137.5 miles

    Originally from Upstate New York. Served as Head Professional at the following clubs: Ridgemont CC Rochester NY, The Carnegie Abbey Club Newport RI, Indian Pond CC Plymouth Ma, Pelican Bay CC Naples Fla, The ACE Club Philadelphia Pa. 40 years of teaching experience with every level of player  

  • Daniel Guest – Imagen Golf 152.6 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    At IMAGEN Golf we pride ourselves on helping people get the swing & golf game they’ve always imagined. We work with what the student has, meaning we’re not looking to change their swing into the perfect PGA tour swing, what we’re trying to do is get to a consistent, repeatable swing that produces results. Guaranteed!!!

  • Kieran McCarthy, PGA 182.9 miles

    Been a member of the PGA of America since 2001, Qualified for the Met Amateur2 times didn’t start playing golf until the age of 18. Spent 15 years working at a variety of courses in the NY Metro area as an assistant golf pro. Currently work at Fox Hollow Golf Club as an golf instructor and part-time at Golf Galaxy as a club fitter. Have taken golf lessons from the following top instructors, Dave Pelz golf schools, Stan Utley, Todd Sones, Brad Redding, Mike Bender, Mike Adams, Mike Bennett & Andy Plummer (Stack and Tilt). Use Hudle to video tape golf lessons. Certified club fitter for Titleist, Ping, Srixon, Mizuno, Callaway and SeeMore Putters and TM

  • Paul Kaster 203.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Golf Digest has recognized Paul as one of The Best Teachers in the country. He was twice honored by U.S. Kids Golf as a world-wide Top 50 Kids Coach. Paul is also level II certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, AimPoint and K-Motion and a Level III SuperSpeed Golf certified coach. He creates coaching programs for adult and junior students that combine remote and in person remote coaching or just remote coaching and uses the latest technology to obtain results for his clients. His junior clients have won at every level of junior golf including the U.S. Kids World Championships, qualifiers and multi-day events on the AJGA, Hurricane Junior Golf, IMG Junior Golf, IJGT, NJPGA Junior Tours. His adult coaching clients have lowered their handicaps by as many as 20 strokes in 29 months. Paul’s passion is to help every golfer he meets enjoy the game as much as possible. Paul learned to play on Chicago’s historic public Jackson Park Golf Course.  Paul attended Colgate University and was co-captain of the golf team before playing professional golf. Paul competed for three years on the Golden Bear (now Gateway) tour and other mini-tours but an injury thwarted his quest to play on the PGA TOUR. He returned to school and earned a Law Degree from the University of Miami.  Paul worked as a child protective services prosecutor for several years before returning to a career in golf. Paul uses his competitive experiences while coaching clients. In 2015, after returning to golf, he advanced to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying with a score of 69 at Montammy Country Club in Alpine, New Jersey. He also led his pro am team to victory with 9 birdies at the 2015 Open Pro Am at Bedens Brook Club here in New Jersey.  Paul qualified for the 2012 Metropolitan Open with a score of 68 and finished T-5th at the 2012 Bridgestone Premiere Pro-Am at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio.

  • Gary Samborgna 223 miles

    Gary’s passion for golf started at an early age when he began to caddie at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, NJ. This is where he began to find the satisfaction in helping other golfers improve. He later went on to graduate from the Golf Academy of America and accepted the position of Assistant Golf Professional at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, NJ. While at Montammy, he began to teach lessons, in addition to junior golf clinics. With this experience, he then began to travel to many elementary and middle schools all over New Jersey to run after school golf camps throughout the school year. In addition, he has helped out with several local high school teams working with students, both individually and as a team. Gary is a well-rounded golf professional and has a strong ability to play the game at a high level. Growing up in Washington Township, he attended Westwood High School where he went on to place 4th at the Dan Luciano County Tournament. After high school, Gary went on to play for Bergen Community College where his team won the regional tournament and placed 7th at the JUCO National Championship. After Bergen Community College, he attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he worked hard on improving his game, as well as gaining a better understanding for other aspects of the game. In 2012, Gary graduated from the Golf Academy of America with a degree in Golf Complex Management and a certification in club repair.  He has now started his own company and is the Director of Instruction at Go Low Golf, teaching a majority of his lessons at The Players Club- Indoor Golf Facility located in Paramus, New Jersey. He also does on course playing lessons and online lessons virtually to help students who aren’t located nearby. He looks forward to helping others improve and enjoy the wonderful game of golf!

  • Andy Svoboda 237.5 miles

    Club Fitter

    PGA Tour Player 2013-2016 2018 New York State Open Champion 2018 MET Open Champion 2018-2019 Long Island Open Champion 2nd Place finish PGA Tour 2014 3 times Korn Ferry Tour Champion

  • Chris Gabriele 239.1 miles

    Club Fitter

    Chris Gabriele grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on the North Shore of Long Island. After graduating from Clemson University in 2018, he became a member of the PGA of America and began working for David Young at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. While at school, Chris was a student intern at The Creek , Deepdale Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club and Royal Poinciana. Chris assisted with golf operations, club tournaments merchandising, golf lessons, clinics and junior golf programs. Chris has had the opportunity to work and learn with a number of great professionals including; Sean Farren, 2017 PGA Professional of the Year, Darrell Kestner, and Master Professional and Met Section Professional of the year 2019, David Young. Other mentors and junior golf coaches include: Kevin Hinton, Kirk Oguri, and Kevin Sprecher. Chris is currently a US Kids Certified coach and Trackman Certified Professional Level 2.

  • Tyson Deskins 295.5 miles
       

    Certified Club Fitter

    I am the co-owner and Director of Instruction at Richland County’s new premier indoor golf training facility, 419 Golf. Area golfers can now train the way the best players in the world are training. Featuring bays with Trackman 4, BodiTrak, Hackmotion and much more. I am also the GM and Director of Instruction at the Shelby Country Club. I don’t believe there is one perfect way to swing a golf club. I believe there is are infinite ways as we are all different. I do feel, however there is an efficient way for every individual to swing based on their physical capabilities. I am a passionate swing coach that is constantly trying to get better in everything golf instruction to give my players the most value I can! I am TPI Certified, TPI Junior Level 2 Certified, a US Kids Certified Coach, Positive Coaching Alliance Certified, Scott Cowx Certified Instructor, a Callaway Certified Club Fitter and a Swing Catalyst Certified Coach. I truly feel there is no golfer that I can not help with swing mechanics, course management and the mental game. I have been fortunate to have learned from some great instructors, from Golf Digest Top 40 Under 40 to my father who was a Master PGTCA Instructor

  • Sean Casey 329.2 miles

    Sean is the Director of Instruction at RATTLESNAKE GCC and Head Coach of the U19 Junior Boys Competitive Program. In 2016, Sean was honoured as the Teacher of the Year for Junior Golfers by the PGA of Ontario. In 2011, Golf Digest named Sean as one of the top four prominent teachers in Canada and in 2009 he was honoured as the “Teacher of the Year” by both the PGA of Ontario and Canada. Sean was fortunate to work closely with Sean Foley at Glen Abbey for his first six years at Glen Abbey and credits Foley for having the greatest influence on his approach to coaching. Sean is most passionate about developing and supporting his competitive junior golfers and graduates of his program currently playing NCAA Collegiate Golf. Sean has been the featured instructor in SCOREGolf Magazine eight times and has provided coaching support to the CJGA National Teams since 2007. Sean joined the PGA of Canada in 1998 as an apprentice, graduated from the University of New Brunswick’s Business Administration Program in 2000 and became a Class ‘A’ member of the PGA in 2001.   Born: Saint John, New Brunswick Hometown: Oakville, Ontario Education: • BBA University of New Brunswick 2000 • PGA of Canada Class A Teaching Professional 2001 • NFPT diploma in personal training 2002 • Certified PGA NC Coach 2011 • Lynn Blake Certified Instructor 2014 • Dr. Kwon Biomechanics Certified 2015 • Scott Cowx Certified 2020 Accolades: •PGA of Ontario ‘Coach of the Year’ 2020 •PGA of Ontario ‘Teacher of the Year for Junior Golfers’ 2016 •Golf Digest ‘Top Teachers in Canada’ Nov 2011 • PGA of Canada ‘Teacher of the Year’ 2009 • PGA of Ontario ‘Teacher of the Year’ 2009 • PGA of Ontario Team Championship

  • Doug Lawrie 330.8 miles

    2012 PGA OF CANADA JR LEADER  US KIDS TOP 50 MASTER TEACHER It could be that you won’t find anyone who loves what they do for a living more than me. Life is way too short to let the little stuff get in the way of seeing the big picture! Over the course of my nearly 30 years as a member of the Canadian PGA, I have always enjoyed how the learning of golf continues to bestow on those willing to grow. This has guided me to seek out challenges in new and exciting endeavours. It is essential to give yourself a canvas in which to paint a clear picture of your career, so you can continually add to its wealth of knowledge. This is the cornerstone that drives my great desire to help others, build strong relationships, and see others succeed at their goals. This is why I started the Focus Golf Group Academy. Providing amazing, top-level instructional programs while using the latest technology allows us to help you build your road map to success. I am so honoured and happy to return to Trafalgar G & CC. It has always brought wonderful memories and joy in my career and I am excited to continue bringing top instruction to those players and members.

  • Nick Trichilo 336.6 miles

    Nick Trichilo – PGA of Canada Class A Director of Instruction Nick Trichilo has more than 18 years of experience in teaching and coaching. He is currently the Head Coach of the Humber Hawks Golf Team (the most successful varsity team in Canada) and is the 2017 OCAA Coach of the Year. Nick is recognized as one of the top instructors in Canada and his passion for golf has afforded him the opportunity to develop coaching relationships with some of the best athletes in the country. His certifications in all facets of the game (Coaching levels, biomechanics, mental, motor skill learning) has enabled him to help his athletes improve at an impressive rate

  • Chris Newcombe 339 miles

    Club Fitter

    Chris is a CPGA Certified Associate Teaching Professional who has assisted in running Summer Junior Camps and programs for elite junior golfers. Chris has an HBA Kinesiology degree from Western University which allows him to create a teaching program that works around the physical limitations of each golfer. He is fluent in MySwing Analysis System, is a Certified Instructor of the RoboGolf Pro, is able to train on Boditrak weight transfer technology, HackMotion Technology and is also fluent in Trackman and Foresight sports launch monitor technology.

  • Tony Martin 342.8 miles

    Club Fitter

    About Tony Tony has been a golf coach and Member of The PGA of Canada for 30 plus years. Working with many great teachers over these years, these experiences have helped Tony gain the knowledge, that has given him a keen insight into what golfers of all levels can achieve through their understanding of all parts that make a golf swing work. Then using that knowledge to make it, personally, work for them. “LEARN TO PLAY YOUR BEST GOLF”  *Director of Instruction at Westmount Golf Club in Kitchener for over 20 years *Served on the Board of Directors of Ontario PGA for 5 years *Nominated in 2007 one of Score Magazines top 10 Golf instructors in Canada *Director of Development for Conestoga College Athletic and Recreational including coaching & Creating the first golf team for the college * Tutored under the great George Knudson *Evaluator & Proctor for the PGA of Canada to assist New Members of the PGA of Canada to become a Certified Golf Instructor. *Nominated in 2016 & 2017 as Teacher of the Year for PGA of Canada

  • James Wicketts 344.2 miles

    Director of Instruction-OslerBrook G & C.C. Head Teaching Professional-Lora Bay, Owner-Wicketts Golf, I developed my philosophy from 30 + yrs of study and hands-on experience based on fundamentals and proper sequence throughout the swing. Students have individual needs that their lessons should address. I adapt to all learning styles utilizing GOLFTEC’s technology to help students play better golf

  • Greg Salazar 344.8 miles

    TOP 100 Coach of WGTF Greg Salazar’s Golf Academy Salazar Golf Academy has been delivering premium golf lessons in the GTA for 25 years, our success is measured by the improvement of every client’s ability to play and enjoy the game of golf. A resounding success in growing the game through Junior Golf Camps for 23 summers and a total approaching 2200 children learning to play the game. An overachiever in everything he does, Greg is a certified International professional golf instructor PGA, USGTF, CGTF, member of the World Golf Teachers Federation. Greg has taught golf in CUBA, THE BAHAMAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, MEXICO and of Course here in the GTA. He was recently featured in Golf Teaching Professionals Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Teachers as designated by WGTF (World Golf Teachers Federation), U.S. KIDS Certified Coach. Greg consistently adds value by creating memorable, engaging, and effective learning experiences that are easily translated into success. He is a past champion of the Canadian Golf Teachers Senior Championship 2017. Come and enjoy a relaxing day of golf with Greg and see immediate results or your money back.

  • David Fritz 348.7 miles
       

    ***Award Winning Golf School*** ***Over 25 Years Experience*** **PGA Of Canada Professional*** ***World Champion Coach***   David has been a PGA of Canada Professional for over twenty years. Throughout the various stages of his career, he has gained experience at some of the finest golf clubs in the Greater Toronto Area. He has had the opportunity to work with world-class golf professionals, top coaches and instructors. He is a Board member of the Canadian Junior Golf Association and is very active in developing junior golf in this country.  David also played competitive golf at the University of Akron in Ohio. David is a results-oriented coach. He incorporates swing essentials, golf biomechanics and game strategies into his teaching. He has developed progressive training programs for men and women of all abilities and has created introductory and high-performance programs for juniors. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his students and is able to communicate that knowledge in a simplistic manner while assisting them to achieve their goals. It is quite apparent that David loves teaching golf and seeing his students succeed. David provides golf lessons and golf instruction that is tailored to your personal needs. He is committed to providing a positive learning experience for all students. while improving all aspects of your game. Students will welcome David’s warm personality and passion for the game of golf.

  • Danny King 356.4 miles

    The Performance Academy at Magna is lead by Danny King, a top-50 golf instructor and 4-time teacher of the year nominee. Danny is one of Canada’s most distinguished teaching professionals and players, named 2016 Canadian PGA Player of the Year. With a coaching philosophy that goes beyond the golf swing, focusing on mental coaching, nutrition and fitness to help maximize performance.  Danny and his team have developed a variety of programs year-round to assist golfers at all levels. Danny is a 5-time Ontario PGA Champion, 5-time Canadian PGA Champion and currently all-time Ontario PGA money leader. Danny is currently ranked #9 by the PGA of Canada.

  • Wenqin Shao 357.3 miles

    Canadian Golf Association’s Young Player Development Program. He is a professional player with the Canadian Professional Golf Association and a resident golf coach at Cedar Brae Golf Club in Toronto. Shao Wenqin is the first Chinese in Canada to receive a professional golf coach, and the first Chinese in Canada to win a national (level 3) golf referee. Over the past 5 years, he has trained more than 100 young golfers and organized their youth golf training activities organized by the Canadian Golf Association, including basic golf skills training, golf skills challenges and promotional activities for junior golf activities in high schools. Among them are more than 10 outstanding young players who have participated in several golf tournaments organized by the Ontario, Queanbeyan and Ottawa Regional Golf Associations and have finished second and third. He is also a veteran Canadian golf national (Level 3) golf referee. He has served as a referee for national and provincial golf tournaments organized by the Canadian Golf Association, the Ontario Golf Association, the Queanbely Golf Association and the Ottawa Regional Golf Association. He also refereed the Ottawa-area Junior Spring Championships at Pine View and Gatineau Golf Club in Ottawa from June 8 to 9, 2019.

  • Andy Carriere 358.5 miles

    PGA of Canada Member BBGM from Georgian College Training in Psychotherapy  My coaching style has combined my knowledge in Psychotherapy and Golf. The main outcome of my programs is: connecting back to enjoyment, connecting back to yourself and your swing which all leads to lower scores and way less frustration.

  • Jody Boutin 361.2 miles

    Jody Boutin PGA of Canada | Head Teaching Professional Through Jody’s 20+ years of teaching experience, he has discovered that the most gratifying element of teaching is helping patrons discover joy and satisfaction doing something that they found difficulty with before. Jody Boutin ensures that all of his students have a great time learning to play the game of golf, whether they are picking up a club for the first time or are seasoned players improving their present game. He is an immensely dedicated and enthusiastic PGA of Canada Class “A” Member, possessing a strong desire to continually improve his teaching methods and develop all levels of golfers.

  • Gord Burns 361.9 miles

    Inspired by his mother and father, Gord Burns first started swinging a golf club at the age of 3. Gord started competing in golf tournaments at the age of 11 and has never looked back. Gord won the GAO Bantam Championship at the age of 12, the GAO Juvenile Championship at the age of 14, and the GAO Junior Championship at the age of 16. He travelled across the US and had much success against his American counterparts earning himself a spot as a Rolex  AJGA junior All-American with the likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Leonard, and Stewart Cink in 1990. His record as a junior enabled him to attain a golf scholarship to NCAA division 1 Miami University. There, he studied Sport Organization which involved a variety of courses such as the psychology of sport, children and youth in sport, motor skill learning and development, etc. These courses gave Gord a broad range of knowledge and a better understanding of how to properly teach people of varying ages and skill levels. Gord was on the travelling team at the university where they won the MAC conference championship in his freshman year. Gord turned professional in 1997 and earned his Canadian Tour Card in 1999. He was a member of this tour for 5 years until 2003. Gord was able to play alongside some of the current PGA Tour pros during his time on this tour. Such stars as Jason Bohn, Ken Duke, Aaron Oberholser, Nathan Green, Pat Perez, Ken Staton, and Matt Kuchar to name a few. Gord still remains active on the PGA of Ontario and PGA of Canada tournament scene and was honoured through his fine play in 2019 by winning the PGA of Ontario Player of the Year while posting a 68.9 scoring average. He also managed his first National title in 2019 winning the PGA of Canada National Club Professional Championship with a tournament record-setting score of 21 under par for 3 rounds, with a course record opening round of  62 (-10). Gord is currently ranked #5 as of the end of 2019 in the PGA of Canada Player Rankings.  During his professional career, he has been able to learn exponentially from some of the world’s best players and instructors. Gord brings to you many years of playing and teaching experience that will ultimately improve your game regardless of your skill level. He specializes in the development of junior tournament players looking to attain the highest levels of golf competition with an interim goal of achieving a golf scholarship. He teaches players who have won professional golf tournaments as well as those who have never touched a club. Gord employs a wide range of teaching techniques dependant on one’s particular needs. His belief is that there are specific positions that need to meet with the golf club as well as specific body movements that are important to achieve those key positions for consistent results. Identifying each student’s particular needs is a strength that Gord has learned over the past 15 years of coaching with more than 25,000 hours of experience. In working with Gord and practicing the drills and exercises given to you, along with the proper use of the trackman data, you will ultimately improve your game.

  • John Colwell 374.1 miles

    John has been a Golf Professional and Golf Coach for thirty plus years. He Coaches exclusively at Smugglers Glen Golf Course – Home of the 2012 Canadian Tour Great Lakes Classic. John first earned his professional status in 1977 playing on the PGA Tour Canada and across North America. He quickly earned a reputation as a long driver and quality player earning four top-ten finishes his rookie year.  John won his first PGA Tour Canada event in 1978, the Simon Fraser Open, and three regional events before qualifying with exempt status for the 1979 European Tour. Here he had two Top Ten finishes and finished in the Top Twenty on the Canadian Tour Order of Merit. John was forced to quit playing full time early in 1980 due to a health issue but maintained his professional playing status in Canada.  Over the next ten years, he set several Canadian Tour records including the Most Birdies in a Row and Best Finish (- 7 over the last seven holes) in the 72 Hole CPGA Championship.  John has had the privilege to coach beside and play competitively with golf legends Moe Norman, Sam Snead, Jim Flick, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, Bernard Langer, and George Knudsen. Not only learning the secrets of a great swing motion but also how to adapt and communicate them to all types of golfers. One of the more unique Golfer Skills development programs offered is the exclusive The Golf Shots Coaching Program. It was launched while he was the Golf Director for the Olympic High-Performance Center in Toronto in the 1990s.  This unique, multi coach process combines Titleist TPI Evaluation, Body and Joint Management, Golf Skills Coaching and individualized Resistance Training. From corporate executives to novice players or even those with significant restrictions or other limitations, John’s team will help you improve your shot-making skills, have more fun, and feel healthier throughout your playing career.

  • Jimmy Shaw 379.1 miles

    Jimmy Shaw is a golf professional who has studied and played the game of golf for over 30 years.  He has competed at all levels of the game:  Junior (Oklahoma Medalist for 1997 USGA Junior Championship played at Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, PA; High School (4-time All-Conference); Collegiate (Conference Freshman of the Year, 2-Time All-Conference, Team Captain); and Professional (competed on the NGA Hooters, eGolf, and Adams Tours; advanced to the second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying). Jimmy has worked with some of the best instructors in the areas of Putting (Ian Baker-Finch), Golf Swing (Hank Haney; Jack Lumpkin); and Mental Game (Dr. Deborah Graham, GolfPsych).  Jimmy incorporates his many years of learning about and playing the game of golf into teaching each of his students. Jimmy does not teach the golf swing as an isolated activity but as part of the overall game.  His philosophy is that the body reacts on both a conscious and a subconscious level to perform each shot. Further, he does not believe in teaching a single system for each student, because not everyone has the same experiences that have led them to this point in their enjoyment of the challenge of the game of golf, nor does each person have the same physical and mental attributes. While there are certain aspects of the swing that may be important for a player to perform in order to be more consistent when playing the game, performance depends on each individual’s skeleton function and muscular development. Jimmy learned a great deal about these key components while becoming certified as a personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise, a leader in personal trainer certifications, and his years of working as a personal trainer, during which he trained golfers who played at the junior, collegiate, and professional levels.   Understanding each person’s physical abilities allows Jimmy to tailor his teaching accordingly, and to suggest exercise routines to help his students develop physically so that they are able to play their best golf.

  • Ralph Landrum 384.5 miles

    Club Fitter

    Landrum Golf Management currently operates the World of Golf facility in Florence, KY.  Its mission is to provide a high level of customer service in a family environment for all of its patrons.  Landrum Golf Management currently manages an executive golf course, indoor and outdoor practice range and short game practice area, and a miniature golf course. Winner of the 2014 PGA National Player Development Award University of Kentucky Golf Team Member U.S. Amateur Semi-Finalist 1977 Played in Masters 1978 and 1983 Played in 6 U.S. Opens – Placed 8th in 1983 Played in 3 PGA Championships PGA Tour Member 1983-85 7 top 10 PGA Tour finishes 1997 & 2013Kentucky Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award 3 time Kentucky PGA Champion 3 time Kentucky PGA Match Play Champion 3 time Kentucky PGA Player of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Winner of Kentucky PGA Presidents Award 2009 Kentucky PGA Senior PGA Champion 2009 Kentucky PGA Senior Player of the Year 2009 Elected to the Kentucky PGA Board of Directors 2015 KY PGA President 2010 KY Section Golf Professional of the Year 2010 Ky Section Senior Match Play Champion 2012 Elected to the KY Golf Hall of Fame 2013 & 2015 Rated Top 5 Best Golf Instructor in KY by Golf Digest

  • Tyrus York 392.2 miles

    2014 and 2017 Kentucky PGA Teacher of the Year Golf Digest Best Young Teacher and Best In State 2017 and 2018 HCAC Coach of the Year My story begins in Harlan, Kentucky where I was born and raised. I grew up on a small par 34, 9 hole golf course in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. It was there that I learned this game that I have made my life. I began playing high school golf for Harlan High School when I was in 8th grade. After a junior golf career that included 2 Player of the Year honors from the Southeast Kentucky Junior Golf Tour, I signed to played golf at Cumberland College (now the University of the Cumberlands). Upon graduating college with a business degree, I began employment at Man O’ War Golf and entered the PGA Professional Golf Management Program where I became a Class A, PGA professional in 2010.  In 2011 I joined Larry Ward to create the High Performance Golf Academy, now located at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, KY. In March 2016 I was named as the women’s golf coach at Transylvania University.

  • Taylor Kay-Green 396.4 miles

    Taylor is a touring professional with a simple and unique approach to golf. He has experience with golf instruction, competitive play, technology, equipment, psychology, and caddying. Taylor draws on 15 years of experience with instruction, competitive play, and caddying on the Web.com/Korn Ferry tour to help improve his student’s play. His approach is extremely simple and easy to understand, and will give you perfect knowledge of what you need to do to find the success you are looking for.

  • Daniel Lock, PGA 396.5 miles
       

    Club Fitter

    Dan Lock Is a fourth-generation golf professional driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players they can be.  Dan is renowned for his unmatched work ethic and ability to connect with students of all skill levels & background.  Dan understands that each student is an individual, and has differing abilities to learn and progress. He concentrates on understanding the student and assisting with the learning of their ideal golf swing. His own success in individual and competitive golf is only exceeded by his passion to help other golfers reach their fullest potential.

  • Mel Sole 399.6 miles

    After a successful amateur career, Mel Sole turned professional in 1966.  After 2 years as an assistant at Royal Johannesburg GC, he became the Head Professional at Rustenberg GC.  In 1969 he started playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa and played for 10 years.  Mel moved to Humewood GC in Port Elizabeth in 1977 and in 1984 immigrated to Toronto, Canada.  In 1989 at the request of his friend and mentor Phil Ritson, Mel moved to Myrtle Beach, SC.  After running a golf school for one year, he opened his own school at Pawleys Plantation GC in Pawleys Island, SC and has run his golf school there ever since.  He has been rated in the Top 5 Golf Schools in the USA by GOLF Magazine and a top 4 instructor in the state of South Carolina. Awards. Ranked in the “Top 5” of GOLF Magazines annual Top 25 Schools. One of only 4 Schools that have remained on this prestigious list since 1999. Received Certificate of Excellence Award from Tripadvisor.com for 5 continuous years. Golf Magazine said, “This School has been doing this longer and better than any other school in the US!” Mel Sole is a Master Professional with the South African PGA.  Only the second person to be awarded this while living outside of South Africa.  

  • Bo Harris 414 miles

    Bower (“Bo”) Harris joined the RSCC Golf team in 2019 and serves as the RSCC Golf Team Player Development Coach. Bo is an accomplished Golf Instructor that teaches out of Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in Knoxville, Tn. Bo has been a Golf Instructor since 2010. and has had success in producing outstanding junior players from the Knoxville area and beyond. In 2010, Bo led Team Florida to 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in the Special Olympic National Games. Bo began his teaching career locally with “The First Tee of Greater Knoxville” at Williams Creek Golf Course in Knoxville.  Subsequently, in 2015, Bo became the Director of Instruction at Williams Creek as he opened his Award winning Golf Academy until moving to Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in January of 2019. As of this year Bo has conducted more than 10,000 lessons and is currently teaching remotely in 7 states and 4 countries. Bo recently was awarded the 2019 USGTF Teacher of the Year and accepted this award in Phoenix, Arizona. Bo has also established an elite winter program at Tennessee Sports Medicine Clinic in Knoxville that has trained hundreds of local/national high school and college players. Bo has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology Degree from UT-K and an Associate of Science in Golf Management from Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Finally Bo has obtained 8 Teaching Certifications including but not limited to being 1 of only 3 Master Level Putting Coaches in the State of Tennessee.

  • Alexander Socinski, PGA 423.1 miles

    Club Fitter

    Alexander Socinski, the Head Golf Professional at Basin Harbor, has been in the golf industry for over 10 years and upon graduating from the Methodist University PGA Golf Management program earned his PGA Class-A in 2014. Alexander has worked at some of the finest clubs in the world, most notably Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand & Diamante in Mexico. He also worked at TopGolf as a Teaching Professional. His passion for teaching runs as deep as his passion for the game of golf. Alexander’s philosophy is based around building a customized golf swing and above all else, finding enjoyment in the game.

  • Jason McGrath 431.9 miles

    Club Fitter

  • Colby Wollitz, PGA 432.2 miles

    2021 Teacher of the Year – Kentucky PGA 2021-2022 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers in America When Colby began teaching in 2008, most of his students were asking for him to fix their swing so they could hit the ball farther and hit more greens. But he knew that wasn’t what they really wanted. What they really wanted was to shoot lower scores! As most pro’s know, the key to scoring well isn’t hitting the long ball. It’s learning the REAL game of golf with one simple idea…get the ball in the hole in less strokes than the other players. Colby took a group of players on the golf course, observed each player’s game, developed a specific improvement plan for them and taught them how to practice. The results were phenomenal! His players drop an average of 10 strokes in 12 weeks. As a result, Colby is now Ranked by Golf Digest as of one of the Best Young Teachers in America and rated as the Teacher of the Year in 2021 for the Kentucky PGA. PGA Professional 2016 Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award Recipient U.S. Open Local Qualifier Medalist Winner of multiple Sectional PGA events 2012 PGA Professional National Championship Participant Colby is a member of the PGA of America and is certified in Teaching and Coaching. Since turning professional, has won multiple Sectional PGA events, was medalist in a U.S. Open Local Qualifier, and competed in the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship. He believes that there is no perfect golf swing, only a series of acceptable positions that WILL change from player to player. Most of these positions are based on the students body type, and many swing flaws are caused by poor set-up. He also believes that a student must learn how to transfer what they practice to the golf course. He believes in establishing a consistent process/routine as well as a game plan based on a players dispersions and tendencies. Colby uses Trackman data from his players to create personalized course maps for them prior to tournament rounds. In 2016 and 2017 Colby was awarded the Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award.

  • Zach Graves 439.1 miles

    Club Fitter

    Zach Graves is the PGA Head Golf Professional at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. Zach is a Class A PGA Member and has been since 2015.  Zach has 8 years of experience teaching golf and was the 2018 Assistant Golf Professional of the year for the Kentucky Section. He is a Callaway Staff Member, an ADM Certified Instructor, Get Golf Ready Instructor, and is on the Kentucky Section PGA’s Education and Marketing Committees. Zach’s philosophy on teaching is based on the individual and uses skill development to improve every aspect of the game. He helps each student to learn and grow through teaching them about the club/ball relationship as well as an understanding of the how the club path and face influence ball flight.

  • Benjamin Fulkerson 440.6 miles

    Benjamin’s golf journey started in a fairly non-traditional route.  He wasn’t a 4 year old prodigy, and didn’t even pick up his first club until age 14.  His buddies joined the High School Golf Team, and he decided to give it a try. He immediately fell in love with the game.  During college he worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods in their Golf department, where he earned certifications in Club Fittings and Alterations.  He went on to begin his professional career as an Assistant Professional at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Sellersburg, IN.  After 2 seasons, he moved on to Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh, IN for one season.  Ben then was recognized for his quick growth and dedication to the game by being hired on at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resorts as an Assistant Golf Professional and Instructor.  The Dye is in the top 100 Public Courses in the Country and the #1 Rated Course in 2017 by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association.  He was the Orange County First Tee Program Coach and Coordinator for over 75 students.  After two years, and a great deal of experience, he joined Oldham County Country Club as the Assistant Golf Professional.  He runs the Ladies and Junior Golf Program with record participation.  In his role at OCCC he realized his passion for teaching.  He has worked with players of all ages and skill levels to help them enjoy Golf as much as he does.  He has added a FlightScope, Launch Monitor, to his teaching options and is excited to work with it himself as he prepares for and competes in tournaments.  His goals are to increase his number of tournament qualifications, complete his PGA Management Program to get his ‘card’, and to one day open his own teaching academy. Ben is a Kentuckiana native with most of his family close by.  He is extremely grateful for their continued support and can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • Jesse Massie 443.9 miles

    My main goal as a teacher is to make the game more enjoyable, fun, and to help lower your scores along the way! I pride myself on creating an open learning environment with my students where questions are encouraged on and off the course. Through my experiences on a National playing level I know I can help each and every one of you to improve physically and mentally in the game of golf. Please call the golf shop to schedule your lesson today!

  • Greg Graham 445.4 miles

    Greg Graham of Graham Golf Academy has made golf more enjoyable for Louisville golfers of all ages for years. As a licensed PGA professional, Greg is committed to making sure golf is fun by providing top-notch lessons to his clients. Schedule a lesson with Greg today. Golf Philosophy We pride ourselves in not attaching our instruction to one method. In every lesson we customize a golf swing to: (1) what the student wants (2) what the current level of play the student is at and (3) what the student is capable of physically. We teach based on the “New Ball Flight Laws” and have a comprehensive understanding of the D-Plane and ball flight. We use V1 computer software with high speed cameras and doppler radar to achieve the goal of making every player better. We have comprehensive understanding of the various methods that have been taught and uncovered in this age of technology including TGM, Stack, Tilt, One and Two Plane and Traditional Golf.  

  • Steve Seibel 456.8 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    I enjoy the challenge of finding the key to someone’s golf swing, because when I do, I know they will enjoy the game so much more.  Teaching is a privledge.  Seeing a student learn to love golf is the reward. With my background as a Class A PGA Golf Professional I have the ability to take a student to whatever level of achievement they desire.  Whether it is a casual round with friends, looking respectable for a company outing, or competition golf I know what it takes. Golf is a game that rewards you with proficiency in relation to how much time and practice you put into it.  Let me give you good fundamentals, and keys to make your practice purposeful.  Then you will begin to see the results you are looking for. P.G.A. Member since 1983 Graduate of Ball State University Excellent playing ability – NCAA ranking in 1975 – 47th in the nation Played in the NCAA Golf Championship 1972-1975 – received national ranking all four years Coach – Warren Township Middle School Boys and Girls golf teams Coach – Warren Township High School Boys and Girls Varsity Golf Team Golf Instructor Video  Swing Analyst Golf Club Custom Fitting Specialist

  • John Bertges 482.1 miles

    Club Fitter

    John has spent over twenty years traveling around the world teaching & coaching the game of golf to players of all abilities. He has coached and trained the 2009 Indiana Open Champion – Aaron Monson. He has trained with Tom Wargo, Senior PGA Tour Player and former Senior PGA champion, and with Bill Davis (one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 teachers in the US) at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida. He also spent time at the world renowned PGA West in LaQuinta, California, studying golf swing mechanics with such notables as Mac O’Grady. In 2005, John was honored as the “2005 Guaranteed Golf’s National Teacher of the Year” From 2000 through 2002, John was a Division III women’s golf coach for Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He led his team to two consecutive conference championships. He also led his team to a 6th place finish in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. He was awarded “College Golf Coach of the Year” two years in a row by the NCAA’s CCIW Conference. In 2000, John is honored as being the first ever golf professional to teach a golf instruction certification school in China. John has started two golf instructional companies overseas. To date, John has taught over 25,000 individual lessons around the world. In 1995, John became a Class-A PGA Professional. In 1992, John was the Assistant Director of Instruction for the nationally recognized golf school United States Schools of Golf. In 1995, John became a Class A member of the PGA of America. In 1998, he became a member of the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches of America. He is now recognized as a PGTCA Master Instructor. Presently, John operates On Target Golf Schools of Indiana. He is also the director of instruction for all Guaranteed Golf Schools in Indiana.

  • Taylor Crosby 501.4 miles

    Taylor Crosby is an accomplished junior and collegiate golfer, who began his teaching career in the fall of 2011 at the Jim McLean Golf Center in Fort Worth, Texas. On the path to becoming a Master Instructor, Crosby learned from the legendary Jim McLean. He has assisted in lessons with PGA Tour players JJ Henry, Hunter Haas and Ed Loar. Originally from Athens, Ga., he earned Northeast Georgia Golfer of the Year in 2001. Crosby’s college golf career began at the University of Georgia, where he was a two-year letterman. He played alongside future PGA Tour players Kevin Kisner, Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd, and Richard Scott. Crosby then transferred to North Carolina State University, playing two seasons for the Wolfpack. After graduating Crosby played the eGolf and NGA mini-tours, then became head professional at Sky Valley (Ga.) Country Club. In 2010 Crosby turned his focus to caddying on the Web.com Tour, where he gained valuable insight about course management and the mental aspects of competitive golf.

  • Tyler Wong 501.5 miles

    Tyler has over 15 years of coaching all levels of golfers, including beginners, juniors, recreational, collegiate and professional players. His coaching philosophy is shaped by years of studying players’ swings and coaching techniques, assisted by the most effective, up-to-date golf technology. Tyler is well-versed in the biomechanics of the golf swing and uses Trackman, K-Coach, Boditrak, TPI Body Swing Connection and Skillest Video to assist in his coaching and his players’ ability to learn and perform. Tyler is a nationally awarded class A PGA member. He has been recognized by US Kids Golf as a Top 50 Coach in the World. In 2018, he was awarded the Oregon PGA Youth Player Development Award. Tyler is also a regular contributor to GolfWRX.com and has certifications from TPI, US Kids Golf, and Operation 36.

  • Thom Slusher 507.4 miles

    My name is Thom Slusher, and I have been a golf instructor in the Central Michigan area for 10 years, and with  25 years of teaching experience overall.  My teaching philosophy is to make improvements on the individuals swing, rather than teach with a generic “one size fits all concept”.   My passion for the sport came when I was very young and I would walk to the golf course after school playing 9 holes almost every day, and eventually getting a job at the course to be able to play for free. After graduating from high school I went on to attend Ferris State University  for the Professional Golf Management program which equipped me with the skills necessary to teach the sport I love to younger generations​. ​ My goal is that I can help you or your child love the sport of golf just as much as I do, with the help of instruction, and on course play.

  • Matt Walter 537.9 miles
       

    Matt Walter is currently ranked 8th in the state by Golf Digest on their Best Teachers List. He has been awarded 2 Tennessee PGA Section Awards for Youth Player Development and has served as the Tennessee PGA Sections Junior Golf Chair since 2018 and has served that committee since 2013. Matt has worked with multiple Mini Tour Players, Collegiate Golfers, a State Junior Amateur Champion and has helped many amateur golfers play pain free and lower their handicap. Matt coaches by using the best technology available that you see touring professionals use on TV. TrackMan Radar Smart2Move Force Plate HackMotion Sensor Capto Putting Analysis FocusBand Mental Training Matt’s coaching style is to incorporate essential screens so that he can understand how players are structurally built. These screenings allow Matt to identify the golfer’s body design (i.e. wingspan versus height). By understanding how the body is designed Matt can create a golf swing designed for YOU and not one to a coach’s preference.

  • Robert Speaker, PGA 558.9 miles

    Robert Speaker is a class A PGA professional.  Formerly Robert was a college professor who also coached high school and college golf.  With over 50 years of teaching experience, Robert excels in teaching beginner and intermediate golfers.  He offers various lesson packages to meet your time and price requirements. Presently, Robert is the staff PGA professional and teaches at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course in Crete, Illinois. The best way to contact Robert is through text at 708-269-7709 or email at Robert.speaker@pga.com.  For more information please view Robert’s website www.pgagolfprofessor.com.

  • Mitchell Moore 566.2 miles
       

    2020 Kentucky PGA Teacher of the Year Mitchell brings a passion for golf that began at a young age. After a successful high school career, Mitchell continued his golfing career by playing college golf for Murray State University where he won the 2007 TSU Intercollegiate and was names 2009 All OVC Team. Mitchell pursued professional golf after graduating with a Marketing Degree. After playing 2 years of mini tours, Mitchell started his Golf Professional career by becoming the Assistant Golf Professional at The Links at Novadell. After only one year as Assistant Golf Professional, Mitchell stepped out on his own to become a Full Time Teaching Professional while earning his PGA Class A and developing his own Teaching Academy. Mitchell is now located at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club where his operates his own Teaching Facility and giving over 1,000 lessons per year. Mitchell also Co-Hosted the 2020 KY PGA Teaching Coaching Summit. TIP OF THE WEEK

  • Nick Cuca, PGA 570.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Nick Cuca is an Award Winning PGA Professional who is focused on the future of the game and is passionate about developing golfers. Nick serves as the Director of Instruction for SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction in Chicago, Illinois. SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction is an indoor golf and fitness club that features 7 Trackman Simulators, Indoor Putting Green with PuttView, SAM PuttLab, State-of-the-Art Gym, Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms, and a Fully Stocked Pro Shop. In 2017, Nick was named the Illinois PGA Assistant Professional of the Year, and has twice been named an Honorable Mention Top 50 Kids Teacher by U.S. Kids Golf. Over the course of his career, Nick has dedicated himself to continually learning about the golf swing, biomechanics, motor learning, and coaching. He has been fortunate enough to hone his craft while teaching thousands of golf lessons at two of the most prestigious clubs in the Chicago area, Exmoor Country Club and Indian Hill Club. His expertise on coaching golf has been featured on 670 The Score and in the Daily Herald. Nick holds a BA in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the men’s golf team that qualified for two Division III National Championships. He is Titleist Performance Institute Certified and Trackman Level 2 Certified, and a recipient of a certification in the Biomechanics of Golf from Penn State University. Outside of teaching the game of golf, Nick serves as a member of the Illinois PGA Board of Directors.

  • Reece Bartelt 570.2 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Reece Bartelt is a PGA Professional who specializes in growing the game of golf by helping golfers play their best. Whether he’s teaching a beginner, 15 handicap, or a touring professional, he has consistently proven that he excels in helping his students have more fun and shoot better scores. Reece finds his success as a golf instructor through his ability to listen and communicate to his students, pinpointing and correcting root issues in the golf swing, and customizing every lesson to each student’s unique physical and mental capabilities. Reece completed his Business/Professional Golf Management degree from Ferris State University in 2013. During the course of his collegiate and professional career, he has had the opportunity to work at some of the country’s best golf facilities, including Montreux Golf and Country Club, The Palms Golf Club, and Nantucket Golf Club. Over those years he was fortunate to be able to learn from some of the world’s best instructors. Years of shadowing the best instructors combined with expertise with some of golf’s best technology/resources like Trackman, Boditrak, K Vest, SAM Putt Lab, and TPI, have helped mold him into the instructor he is today. Reece was born and raised in Northwest Wisconsin, and is an avid Wisconsin sports fan. Outside of teaching and playing golf, he enjoys following the NFL, NBA, and PGA Tour.

  • Joe Sheren 570.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Joe Sheren is an Award winning PGA Professional who has been challenging the status quo for all 11+ years of his coaching. He is the recipient of the 2019 Illinois Player Development Award. Additionally, he has been nominated 2017, 2018, and 2019 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year as well as 2018 Player Development Award. He is a class A member of the PGA of America, as well a graduate from Ferris State Universities Professional Golf Management program. In his tenure, Joe has been fortunate to work at some of the Countries’ finest golf facilities including Congressional Country Club, PGA National Resort & Spa, Old Marsh Golf Club, Boyne Resort USA and The Glen Club. The time spent at these facilities has introduced him to a wide variety of members and players with different levels of interest in the game, styles of play, personalities, and backgrounds, all in which expected and received the highest level of customer service and golf instruction. Joe has devoted much of his time to study extensively on biomechanics, kinesiology, and physical fitness as they pertain to the golf swing. Joe has extensive training using the world’s best bio-mechanical technology learning that, even though there is a long list of actions that all good players possess, there is no one method or swing style that works for everyone. Joe has a tremendous amount of passion for the game and will never stop learning how he can continue to make this game more enjoyable for everyone knowing that enjoyment in anything is a key element to continue on and in-turn help grow this extraordinary game. Notable Students: Swing consultant for DePaul Men’s golf team for two years.Collected and analyzed biomechanics for Northwestern Men’s golf Team. Notable: Matt Fitzpatrick Professional Golfer: Raymond Knoll- Stay tuned for this kid. Collected and analyzed biomechanics for Luke Donald and his team. David Cunningham- Current Champions Tour Player- Played college golf with Phil Mickelson. Currently coach Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer of the Chicago Cubs. Northwestern Players Georgetown Player and Club Champion of Evanston Another Club Champion of Evanston Multiple Time Club Champion of Coral Creek and Beverly CC 2 time Senior British Am Winner James Kerr- Professional Golfer. Eddie Fernandes- Once won 7 mini tour events in a row. Currently is well recognized long driver. Senior Long Drive Champion. Long Driver- Recorded fastest ever club speed on Trackman at 156 mph at the World Long Drive Championship in final 8. Joe is married to Katie Sheren and is the father of two boys, Oakley and Tate, and his daughter Palmer.

  • Kyle Pecka 570.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Kyle Pecka is a PGA Associate, Golf Fitness Instructor, and Club Fitter. His passion for golf stretches to all aspects of the game including playing, training and competing, golf course architecture, and golf equipment from vintage hickories to the latest and greatest. As a graduate from Western Michigan University, Kyle began working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, but golf always remained a big part of his life. When an opportunity arose to apply his fitness background to golf he immediately took advantage. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Golf Fitness Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and TPI Certified Instructor. In addition he is a Level 2 PGA Associate working his way towards Class A membership. As a golfer himself, Kyle recognizes the importance of physical fitness and believes that getting stronger is the best way to help people play pain free, hit it farther, feel less fatigued, and enjoy the game more. He also believes that the better prepared the body is, the easier it will be to learn new motor patterns or techniques, and perform how a player wants, especially under pressure situations on the golf course. Kyle is the lead club fitter at SMART Golf & Fitness Instruction. His knowledge of how the golf swing works in relation to the equipment in the player’s hands helps him ensure that each player will love the clubs they get fitted into. His desire for more knowledge about equipment past and present helps him stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new releases and finding the right fit for each player.

  • Todd Russell, PGA 570.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Todd Russell is a PGA of America Member and is recognized as one of the best golf instructors in the state of Illinois. Todd has been teaching and growing the game of golf for over 20 years. Working with thousands of students throughout his career, ranging from true beginners to high level tour players, Todd has developed the ability to make anyone better at golf. Todd was the “2014 Midwest PGA Junior League Coach of the Year” and is also a NASM Certified Golf Fitness Specialist. Todd’s ability to connect with his students and train players of all skill levels makes him unique and desired as a PGA Golf Professional.

  • Brandon Wessel 579.7 miles

    Brandon has a strong passion for the game of golf and high quality golf instruction/coaching. He started teaching golf when he was 15 and 31 years later Brandon still has the same energy and enthusiasm for this amazing game. He has spent a large part of his time continuing his education in all aspects of golf performance. Brandon is Class A PGA member with an insatiable passion for the game of golf. Brandon is a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Golf Instructor, Certified Level 2 TPI Biomechanist, Certified TPI Level 3 Junior Coach, Certified TPI Level 2 Golf Mechanic, Certified TPI Level 2 Golf Coach, Certified Golf Coach (Dr. Jensen/Brunton) – Master of the Mental Game & Developing a World Class Junior Development Program, Level 2 Trackman Certified Professional, Synergy Training Methodic Practitioner, C.H.E.K Institute Level 3 Holistic Lifestyle Coach, C.H.E.K Institute Exercise Coach, Certified Penn State Biomechinist Program, and has 6 certifications with Guy Voyer/SOMA Golf. Brandon combines his high energy with his education to provide the most efficient and effective golf instruction/coaching for all ages and abilities. His ability to work with students and reach their performance goals on the golf course is second to none. Brandon’s belief is that “everything affects everything” and he creates programs to efficiently fix the cause of poor golf performance verses chasing symptoms. Brandon has dedicated his professional life towards understanding all the variables of golf performance. From golf technique, equipment fitting, program development, mental toughness, intensity management, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle, he can assess each variable and create a performance program to best help each individual reach their golf goals. Brandon uses the best in current training and fitting technologies in golf such as the Trackman Launch Monitor, Bodi-Trak, K-Vest 3D Motion Capture, V1 Video System, Mental Skills Assessment App, and Elite Level Titleist Performance Institute Assessment Tools, C.H.E.K. Institute Assessments, Synergy Training methodic, and SOMA Golf (ONLY Golf Professional to combine all five philosophies in the assessment & training process).From the beginner to the aspiring tour professional, Brandon is ready to help you play your best!

  • Louise L Davis, PGA 580.3 miles

    Louise is a PGA/LPGA Member with over 24 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching at Cog Hill for the past 19 years and has been voted one of the Best Instructors in Illinois by Golf Digest since 2005 ranking as high as #5 in the State of Illinois. She was presented the Presidents Plaque by the Illinois PGA in 2010 for her contributions to golf and her continued efforts to grow the game. She is a US Kids Golf Certified Instructor and has studied and worked with Top 50 nationally ranked instructor, Kevin Weeks, plus many other Top 100 Ranked PGA/LPGA Professionals. Louise is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she played collegiate basketball and golf and she is a former LPGA Futures Touring Professional. ***If you are looking to book a lesson less than 24 hours out or for a lesson the day of…Please text me at 630-301-1017. My scheduler its set up to schedule lessons more than 24 hours out***

  • Ryan McGwyer 580.3 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Ryan has over 20 years of experience teaching players of all abilities from beginners to PGA tour professionals (Joe Durant, Jerry Pate). He has taught alongside 7 of the current Golf Digest Top 100 instructors and was a staff member of the Golf Digest Schools. In 2017 Ryan was awarded as GOLFTEC National Teacher of the Year, the most prestigious award given by the company. Ryan also has extensive experience experience as a Master club fitter and builder having worked with Club Champion in New Orleans. Ryan is currently ranked a Top 5 instructor in the State of Louisiana by Golf Digest Magazine. Ryan has had multiple students qualify for the US Kids World Championships in Pinehurst both finishing in the top 40. Additional certifications include: US Kids Golf Certified Teaching Professional, Plane Truth level 2 certified Instructor,TPI level 2 Certified Instructor. Ryan is available for lessons 7 days a week and can be reached at (225) 439-9600.

  • Ian Grant 581.9 miles

    PGA professional with over 20 years experience, the last 18 at Oakbrook Golf Club. I teach all levels and abilities from beginner to advanced. One of my students has won a Junior World Championship, another qualified for the National Finals of Drive, Chip and Putt and many of my junior students are currently playing college golf or have done so in the past. My goal is to make the game enjoyable, no matter your level.

  • Scott Hogan, PGA 588.1 miles

    Scott Hogan, PGA is a Class A Certified Professional in Teaching and Coaching.  He has taught golf for 16 years after a competitive career.  He has worked with several players developing them from triple digit shooters to Division 1 Collegiate Players.  He has also helped players around the world break personal scoring goals both in person and remotely. Scott’s teaching philosophy is based upon his 3 years working with Mike Malaska and many other years working with TPI and other fitness professionals, to learn how to analyze and diagnose each individuals swings and work with what will be best for them to play and swing their best.

  • Matthew Nations, PGA 591.8 miles

    Native of St. Louis and graduate of Indiana University, Matthew is a PGA of America Class “A” professional and a Wilson Staff Member. By keeping the lesson setting casual and a simplified approach to your instruction, my mission is to break down the physical & mental barriers in golf so you can truly enjoy the golfing experience. Communication with the student is the foundation of any successful lesson. I feel very privileged to have these relationships with both current and former students. Feel free to call, email, or stop by to schedule a lesson, talk shop, or help decide what’s for dinner.

  • Andrew Ogata, PGA 591.8 miles

    As Head Golf Professional at Arrowhead Golf Club, I have the opportunity to help golfers enjoy the game while improving their skills. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful community here in Wheaton. I’m looking forward to growing the game and continuing to create a fun and happy atmosphere at Arrowhead. To book a lesson please call the Pro Shop at 630-653-5800 Ext 1 You may all email myself at Aogata@wheatonparks.org

  • Chris McConnell 593.8 miles

    Chris is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona and entered the golf business in 1989. He has worked at high profile facilities such as Troon North and The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Chris was teaching at the Libertyville Sports Complex from 2011-2019. Prior to that he was the head golf professional at Lake Barrington Shores from 2007-2010. Before that he was the Director of Instruction at Winnetka Golf Club from 2002-2006. Chris has instructed adult and junior golfers for over 25 years. The last 15+ years have been in the Chicago-land area. Conducting 15+ junior clinics and has taught an average of 600 lessons annually. He has worked with many top teaching professionals and has been involved with golf schools like Nickalas/Flick and John Jacobs. He has a hard working, wonderful wife, Karen. 2 great kids Parker (10) and Delaney (12) which both play on Libertyville travel soccer teams. He also manages Parkers U10 travel baseball team.

  • Craig Franke 612.4 miles

    My name is Craig Franke and I have been given the gift to teach the game of golf. I started playing golf at the age of two using plastic clubs and target rings in the back yard of my grandparent’s home. I realize that each day is a new opportunity to learn and grow. I am confident, caring, and compassionate professional that is 100% committed to YOU and YOUR goals of Golf enjoyment and Golf excellence. Please Visit our website for more Golf Instruction information including Junior Golf camps, Adult Clinics, and Golf Programs.

  • Michael Picciano 614.8 miles

    Are you interested in improving your golf game? Did you know that we have extremely talented golf instructors, located on site at Bull Valley? Head Golf Professional Mike Picciano is available to assist you in taking your game to the next level – regardless of what that next level is for you! What are you waiting for? Get started carving those unwanted strokes off your game today!

  • Guillaume Cloutier 621.1 miles

    Occupational status: PGA of Canada Professional (Class A) Education: Baccalaureate in Sports Intervention (Laval University) Professional training: Certified Level 2 Dr. Kwon Golf Biomechanics Major positions within the CFGA: Arsenal Head Coach of the St. Louis Academy, responsible for enrollment in the various programs. ———— Statut professionnel : Professionnel de la PGA du Canada (Classe A) Formation scolaire : Baccalauréat en Intervention sportive (Université Laval) Formation professionnelle : Certifié niveau 2 Dr. Kwon Golf Biomechanics Principales fonctions au sein de l’AGFC : Entraîneur-chef Arsenal de l’Académie St-Louis, responsable des inscriptions aux divers programmes.  

  • Shawn Clement 629.6 miles

    SHAWN CLEMENT Wisdom in Golf Founder & CEO MY LAST 20 YEARS! Canadian Tour and North Florida PGA mini-tour 1997 to 1999 The only Canadian PGA member to ever play left and right in the same bag; Medalist Canadian PGA playing ability test for Class A Member Intrawest Mt Tremblant 1999-2001 Director of instruction at Taboo Resort and Spa (Mike Weir’s Home Course) 2002-2004 Playing and Instruction Editor for Golf Tips Magazine from 2001 to 2004 Director of Instruction at the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre 2005 to present. 2011 and 2015 final 3 Nominee for PGA of Ontario Teacher of the Year 2018! New Director of Development for Royal Québec Golf Club and Academy TELEVISION AND RADIO EXPERIENCE Most Popular Teacher on YouTube from 2007 to 2012 and top 5 instructors now with over 33 Million hits and counting with 73 thousand natural and unsolicited subscribers Naz and Wally Sports Hour on AM 740 Toronto 2014 – Can’t forget the Zoomers! My Specialty! Insanely important to have a powerful action in any sport that will not strain your body and injure you; this defeats the whole purpose and is not acceptable! Top-rated entry at Golf Channel’s Instructor Search, Over 800 votes for my entry with Skully and most used entry on Golf Central. They just were not ready for me! 🙂 One day my time will come and the rest of the golf industry will know and understand why the only way to learn is with Wisdom! July 2001, Golf Channel’s Academy Live with Jerry Foltz and Mike Ritz 2001-2004 Golf Tips Magazine Instruction Editor Appeared in numerous articles in Score Golf and Fairways Magazine Presenter at the Toronto Golf Show in 2007 and 2018 So, by now, you know what I have done, you know that I know what I am doing, you have a better idea of what I have gone through to get you this cutting edge, top of the heap way to learn motor skills pertaining to golf and, according to many of my thousands of testimonials, other sports such as tennis, baseball, hockey, ping pong, skiing, fishing, carpentry, demolition, grass whipping and scything just to name a few! Hang on to your hats, this great ride just keeps on getting better and we are in this for the long haul, so get on the roller coaster and stay on it as we head down the rabbit hole to Golf Wonderland!

  • Paul Taylor 650.3 miles
       

    Paul is a PGA Professional located in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been a member of the PGA since 2017 but has a long background in golf. After over 13 years in the business and working at both private and public facilities he decided to start a golf instruction business in the Birmingham and surrounding areas of Alabama. Right now he travels across Alabama where he instructs at many different facilities. Prior to being a full-time instructor he was the Assistant Golf Professional at Greystone Golf and Country Club and Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Alabama where he worked under longtime Professionals Steve Smith, PGA and Lawrence Auer, PGA. Before Azalea City Golf Course, Paul was the Director of The First Tee Sessions in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he worked and taught throughout his college days. He became a Certified First Tee Instructor in 2009 and later received his PGA membership in 2017. He has had the pleasure to learn from great instructors like Michael Shivetts of Ol’ Colony Golf Course and Michael Brisbane, PGA while at Azalea City. With Paul’s knowledge in swing mechanics and his teaching style, he is sure to get you on the right path in your golf game.

  • Robert Neal 753.9 miles

    CEO and Co-founder Dr. Neal is a Golf Instructor from Florida who has designed and developed a unique system featuring accurate sensors, where professionals tend to study every swing you make and every position you take and come up with interesting strategies. And after gathering all the data, a report is generated to look for possible improvements. This cutting-edge technology can enhance the performance of any golf player, whether a pro or a beginner.

  • Nick Duffy, PGA 770.3 miles

    A native of Kissimmee, FL, Nick Duffy brings a passion for teaching and years of playing experience. He grew up playing junior golf and qualified for the 98 and 99 US Junior Championships. A graduate of Northwood University, where the team had 3 top tens in national championships. After college, he went on to play professional golf on the Hooters, Golden Bear and Gateway Tours. Nick is a PGA of America Class “A” professional and Proponent group member. He was also named on the Golfdigest list of “Best Young Teacher”. His main focus has been on junior golf through being a Senior Head Coach at Bishops Gate Golf Academy, Core Golf Academy and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. He has coached every level of player from Professional Golfers, Collegiate Golfers, AJGA Champions, numerous high-level junior golfers and beginning golfers. Mentored by many of the world’s best Golf Coaches, Bio Mechanics, and Mental Performance Coaches including Kevin Smeltz, Sean Foley, David Orr, James Lietz, Gary Gilchrist, Patti McGowan, Matt Messer, Dr Rob Neal, Dr Brendan McLaughlin, Iain Highfield, and Paul Dewland He currently teaches out of Orange County National Winter Garden, FL Partners with Sik Putter Company and MMG Golf Performance Technology:Quintic Putting System, Capto Putting, Puttview

  • Tony Keeton 770.3 miles

    Originally from Hartlepool, England, Tony has over 15 years of teaching experience, working with players of all calibers, including PGA Tour winners, Champions Tour players, state champions and NCAA Division 1 nationally ranked players. Under the mentorship of Jim Hardy (current top 10 Golf Digest Instructor), the late Jim Flick (instructor to Jack Nicklaus) and Chris O’Connell (current instructor to Matt Kuchar and Golf Magazine top 100 member), Tony is a certified Master Golf Instructor and current World Golf Teacher’s Federation Top 100 instructor. With an accomplished junior golf career, Tony has competed against players such as Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari. His extensive competitive play has armed him with a web of knowledge that he is passionate to share with his students as they strive to improve their golf games. Tony has taught out on the PGA Tour for the last five years at venues such as Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black and Shinnecock Hills but to name a few. “The golf swing is like a signature, no two are alike. Every student that I work with is unique, and I relish in the task of taking what they have and putting in the missing links.”

  • John Hughes 774.7 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    About John Hughes Golf John Hughes is an Award-Winning Golf Coach as well as an accomplished speaker and author. With more than 31 years of experience, John Hughes is a Golf Coach to golfers of all skill levels, from beginners to major tour winners. One of only 379 individuals (>1% of all PGA Members) who’ve earned the designation of PGA Master Professional (Instruction), John has the skills, ability, knowledge, and experience to provide you an opportunity to play to your potential while participating in the absolute best golf lesson you’ll ever experience. John Hughes’ Career Highlights Current Top 25 Instructor – Golf Tips Magazine PGA of America Master Professional of Instruction Recipient – 2013 PGA of America’s Horton Smith Award, recognizing educational contributions to all golfers Recipient – North Florida PGA Section’s 2009 Teacher of the Year Award Honorary President – North Florida PGA Section Foundation Board Member – NFPGA Section Foundation Former National Director of Instruction – Golf Digest Schools and Advantage Golf Schools Students include the “Who’s Who” of the corporate, entertainment, political, and sports industries as well as Club Champions, NCAA Champions, Mini-Tour Professionals, and PGA Tour Winners Why Choose John Hughes Golf? – Find Out Why You Should John conducts his programs at fantastic golf facilities, and has the ability to travel to you too.  Find out more about his facility partners: Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, FL Streamsong Resort in Ft Meade, FL

  • Bob Schade 799.1 miles
       

    I came to this game of golf like many of us, through my Grandfather. I was 12 years old when he took me out to the local Par 3 course in Westbrook Maine and introduced me to a game of a lifetime. My family moved to Winter Haven, Florida in during my 9th grade year of high school and I continued playing as much golf as possible. In August of 1986, I was hired as a cart attendant at Cypresswood Golf & Country Club by the Wood family that owned the golf course and developed the Cypresswood community. This gave me the opportunity to practice and play a lot of golf. As with most, young golfers I tried almost every method of play usually ideas from Golf Magazines as this was pre-internet. I also received help from my friends and co-workers as I developed an insatiable appetite for solid contact. That appetite drove me crazy because I could not figure out why I was so inconsistent. One of my first mentors, Jack Wenzler, started working with me on my swing. Mr. Wenzler was an old-school teacher with the thought of keeping it simple. He had given thousands of lessons throughout his life and found that most students completely over applied his instructions to the point where it hurt their swing. He would constantly say A little bit of this remedy will cure this problem, you don’t need the whole bottle.  That kind of thinking really has formed the basis of my teaching philosophy. I began as the Head Golf Professional at Cypresswood beginning in 1991. I also began teaching golf in 1991 at Cypresswood. As with most teachers, I had an idea what I wanted each student to do. Good grip, good setup, good posture and a good start to their back swing. I quickly found out that almost all golfers with any kind of experience interpret those instructions in different ways. The skill I had to learn is to figure out a way for the individual student to be successful. That sounds simple but it is a different challenge for each student. Each of them have different learning patterns. Some have to be told, some shown and others have to be moved through a particular drill or exercise in order for the student to understand. At the end of each lesson, I want each student to be better in some way. A better way to execute a shot, a simpler way to swing the golf club or just a practice plan outlining a route to success. In 2016 I made a change of direction.  I was not satisfied with the  results of my players and I went looking for answers.  In early 2017 I sought out Mark Evershed at Rio Pinar in Orlando.  After 2 sessions I was blown away with what I didn’t know.  During those 2 sessions Mr. Evershed asked if I had ever learned Stack and Tilt or knew who Andy Plummer was.  I told him that I had heard of Stack and Tilt but never really gave it much thought other than reading the Golf Digest article many years ago.  Mr. Evershed that my swing had a lot of Stack and Tilt in it and suggested that I talk to Andy.  Later that Spring I made an appointment with Andy down in Palm City Florida on a Saturday afternoon.  I arrived at the golf course early to warm up and Mike Bennett was on the range hitting golf balls.  I watched Mike hit ball after ball with the smallest of push draws and I was mesmerized by how consistent he was.  That day changed my professional life forever.  A year later I attended my first Network Instructor training and became a Network Instructor for Stack and Tilt.  The systematic progression of the system made so much since to me, even though I didn’t understand the details at that time.  I have now spent the better part of the last 4 years studying the system and applying to my teaching.  The results have been great and more importantly the success of my players is sustaining.  Every day I teach someone how to better control their golf ball and have more fun!  PASSION.PROCESS.RESULTS is my tag line for a reason. A years of teaching and giving over 35,000 lessons, I know that I can help anyone with a desire to learn and practice.  Is it easy?  NO!  But you will not leave my lesson tee questioning what is next?  Those answers will be obvious.  I hope that we meet some day so that I can show you and give you the tools necessary to have more fun playing golf!

  • Jeff MacDonald 809.7 miles

    Jeff MacDonald, a member of the PGA of Canada has been Ashburn’s Head Teaching Professional since 2010. Prior to Ashburn, Jeff spent four seasons at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Jeff has worked with beginners and touring professionals. Many golfers still believe the only time they need to see a teaching professional is when they are struggling with their game and searching for a “quick fix” to get back on track. In some cases, this works. But for long-term improvement and sustainability, it is not the answer. Making technical improvements during the off-season allows golfers to take ownership of positive changes without the anxiety and stress of trying to immediately take them to the golf course. If improving aspects of your golf game are one of your personal goals for 2021, we can help!

  • James Kyle, PGA 816 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    I have competed in more than 300 professional golf tournaments since 1990. In the past 30 years, the incredible information and knowledge I’ve gained regarding how each player learns, golf swing bio mechanics, launch monitors, 3D motion capture, golf swing MYTHS and much more have given me the skills to provide an amazing improvement experience for my students. The best teachers in the world understand the students golf swing and golf mind. The important key to success is for me to understand you and teach you to understand yourself. I will still only improve your swing with details that make sense for your goals as a player, both physically and mentally. I promise you there are swing thoughts you have that are actually causing you to hit bad shots and we have to fix that ASAP. As we make progress, you are learning about your own swing, your swing thoughts, what your tendencies are and the important details that should be accomplished for YOU to have better control of your golf ball and its destination, longer distance and lower scores. For those who invest in a training program with me will learn a lot about their games on the course in actual playing lessons. Many junior players are interested in developing their games to compete in high school, in local junior tournaments and earn eventual ranking on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Those juniors need a weekly appointment to insure proper development. I use HUDL Slo-Motion Capture, Blast Motion, Visio Putting, AimPoint Express Certified and more. Together, we can make your entire game better.

  • Morgan Hale 830.6 miles

    TPI Certified and Nationally Ranked by Golf Digest.  Morgan is the Director of Fitness at Sea Palms Resort.  An accomplished collegiate player at Middle Tennessee State University.  Morgan has taught with the Dewsweepers Academy for over 6 years, and she’s involved in the fitness side of almost every top junior that Dewsweepers Academy works with.  Morgan is an up and coming star on the golf fitness, performance and instruction side of the game.

  • Eric Brunner 830.6 miles

    Club Fitter

    Eric’s roots stem from San Antonio, Texas.  Eric played at the collegiate level and has professional tournament experience.  Eric has been with the Dewsweepers team for 3 years and is proving to be a great up and coming young instructor whose passion to help golfers improve is contagious. Eric’s experience working with PGA Tour professionals and amateur players has allowed him to work with players of all levels.  His ability to communicate effectively greatly aids in all players development and understanding of the golf swing principals.

  • Greg Jones 834.5 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    With over 40 years of golf experience, Greg is ready to share his findings for success with players of all ages and abilities. Greg’s unique formula, The Code, can help every player lower scores and experience more enjoyment and fulfillment in maximizing their golf potential. Greg’s Achievements Founder, Jonesie Golf: All Things Total Golf Performance Coaching 25 years Mass Media experience as a Television and Radio Show Anchor and Co-Anchor 25+ years, Motivational and Instructional Guest Speaker As a Golf Coach: Lifetime Member: Golf Coaches Association of America Head Golf Coach, University of South Alabama; 1992-1999 Head Golf Coach, Louisiana State University; 1999-2005 12 years Division I Golf Coach 24 Team Titles as a Golf Coach 5 Sun Belt Conference Championships 4-Time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year 7 Post-Season Collegiate Golf Team Appearances Coached 4 All-Americans, 28 All-Conference Performers Coached 32 Academic All-Conference Student Athletes Former Players have combined for 9 State Amateur Titles 17 Times as Collegiate Tournament Director/Host Served 3 years on NCAA Selection Committee University of South Alabama Hall of Fame, Class of 2009 As a Golf Player: Played in 3 US Amateurs, 1 US Mid Am Sun Bowl All American Player 9 Collegiate Victories Won Birmingham National Invitational Two-time Firecracker Invitational Champion, Mobile Alabama 2 Mobile Metro Invitational Titles 6 Times Participant in Alabama North/South Cup

  • Gabe Shinn 834.5 miles
       

    Gabe Shinn is a Level 1 PGA apprentice who is a golf instructor located at  Spring Hill College Golf Course as well as Dewsweepers Downtown. He has been in the golf business for 5 years, 3 years as an Assistant Golf Professional at SHC. He recently has started teaching downtown at Dewsweepers Downtown alongside Tony Ruggerio, Eric Brunner, Morgan Hale, and Shane Allen. Gabe is using Swing Catalyst, and Foresight Golf currently.

  • Shane Allen, PGA 836.9 miles

    PGA member who has worked with players of all levels.  Teacher of the year for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alabama Northwest Florida PGA section, TPI Certified Level 1 and 2 in golf instruction, K vest Certified Level 1, CAFS certified and Golf Digest Best Teacher by State 2017 and 2019.

  • Bill Abrams 874.8 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    PGA Member since 1993, experienced as a high energy, multi-award winning players’ coach and advisor located at Park Ridge GC in Lake Worth, FL during winter months. Results based, holistic coaching that produces lasting consistency and desired results. Coaching the entire player appreciating their personality and situation is a hallmark. “I teach people, not systems”. “I listen intently to your needs and goals to develop a game plan for success”. Creating a positive learning and growing environment will be key to your improvement. Mentored by and a disciple of the legendary instructor Jimmy Ballard Stress solid fundamentals and mindset to create a happy golf loving player. Effective and efficient short game and putting techniques to enhance and simplify scoring Focus is placed on total player improvement – “it’s all about you getting better” Continually develop juniors into high school and collegiate competitors. Coached numerous players of all levels to exceed expectations and goals. “You will never get worse before you get better” 2019 IPGA Teacher of the Year 2018, 2017, 2004  CIPGA Teacher of the Year 2017 Future Champions Top 50 Junior Elite Coach 2015 IPGA Professional of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019  GRAA Top 50 Growth of Game Professional Member of PGA Magazine Teaching and Clubfitting Advisory Board “Specializing in makings players smile” Certifications: BodiTrak Pressure Tracking Blast Motion Foresight Launch Monitor Eyeline Golf Putting Coach PING Certified Clubfitting Ambassador USKids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher USKids Level 2 Certified Coach Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach  

  • Jess Frank 892.8 miles

    Highest Rated Golf Lessons and Golf Instructor in South Florida Hi my name is Jess Frank, PGA Golf Instructor for Golf Fanatics in Boca Raton and the South Florida areas. I offer a minimalistic, fun and easy way to learn the game. Guaranteed and proven results with over 15 years of teaching golf enthusiasts in the Boca Raton and South Florida areas, your golf game will improve immediately. I have the golfing solution for YOU!

  • Bernard Sheridan 915.4 miles

    Bernard Sheridan has been coaching golf since 1998. He owned his own Indoor Academy near Valley Forge Pa that was the largest indoor facility on the east coast. He is now the Senior Staff Instructor for Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone Golf located in Naples Fl and also Fort Myers Fl. Bernard is certified in the following  Level 2 SAM Putt , Level 2 Swing Cataylst , The Putting Zone Certified Coach , Super Speed Golf , Eyeline 4 Elements Coach, USKids Certified Coach , TrackMan Level 2 Certified , Foresight Certified Coach, K-Coach Bernard also is the founder and host of Breaking Par Podcast on ITunes Bernard has a friendly connection with his clients and had a consistent and simplistic way of help players understand the dynamics of the game. He uses metaphors and easy to understand terms to help his students achieve their goals and no feel intimidated in the learning process. Bernard is well respected among his peers and the golf community as a top performing coach. Bernard works with students of all levels from beginner up to tour professionals.

  • Jon Schoepf 928 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Currently based in Miami, Jon is the Director of Instruction and Master Instructor for the Jim McLean Golf School at Miami Beach.  He coaches all levels of players with an emphasis on elite junior golfers.  By the time he was 24, Jon had been trained by 3 Golf Digest Top 50 Instructors, 3 Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructors, a Golf Digest Top 50 Club Fitter, and worked directly with 7 of the 40 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers.  He has also worked at some of the country’s premier golf resorts such as Reynolds Plantation and The French Lick Resort. Jon has also performed extensive research about the golf swing with a variety of 3D Motion Capture Systems such as Gears, Golf BioDynamics, and Qualisys.  In addition to being a PGA Class A Professional, Jon is a: TrackMan Certified Instructor Swing Catalyst Certified Instructor US Kids Certified Instructor TPI Certified Instructor Callaway Club Fitting Specialist With regards to club fitting, Jon was trained by Golf Digest’s only Top 50 Teacher and Club Fitter, James Leitz.  That, combined with being a Certified Callaway Club Fitting Specialist and doing extensive club shaft testing on the Gears 3D system, makes him the perfect choice to check to see if you’re playing clubs that fit your swing. Jon has experience teaching all levels of players and is especially passionate about coaching elite juniors.  He has assisted Jim McLean with numerous lessons that include tour professionals such as Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley, and Lexi Thompson.

  • Josh McCumber 929.3 miles

    Josh McCumber, professional golfer and golf coach has been playing golf almost all of his life. He has been around the game at the highest level, and has learned from the best players and instructors in the game. Josh was the Assistant to head golf coach Buddy Alexander at his Alma mater, the University of Florida, for two years, and while there coached PGA TOUR members Camilo Villegas and Matt Every and recruited 2013-2014 FedEx Cup Champion Billy Horschel. Josh was a 3-year captain and 2-time All American at the University of Florida. As a professional Josh competed on the WEB.COM Tour (Nationwide Tour) from 2006-2009. Josh also competed in the 2005 and 2009 United States Open. Because of his experiences coaching and playing, he relates to his students on many levels, and his mind, body, golf approach will have you playing the best golf of your life. Golf is more than hitting good shots on the practice tee – golf is about playing the game on the course. Josh will teach you to cultivate the passion for playing the game of golf. Career Highlights General Manager & Marketing Director for Hollywood Beach Golf Club TPI Golf Fitness Professional Founder of McCumber Golf Academy & McCumber Golf Experience Director of Business Development for MWV Golf & Impact Master U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Bethpage State Park Black Course, NY 2009 Pinehurst Golf Resort, NC 2005 KORN FERRY TOUR (NATIONWIDE TOUR) Played Events 2006-2009 Full Member 2008; competed in 25 events and finished 121st on Money List Member of the Players Advisory Committee TOUR DE LAS AMERICAS T7th Argentina Masters 2008 T10th Costa Rica Golf Classic 2008 GATEWAY TOUR Four 2nd Place Finishes; 3rd on Beach Winter Money List 2009 HOOTERS WINTER TOUR Victory at Timucuan Golf Club 2005 FLORIDA TIMES UNION, ALL-STAR GOLF TOUR Four Victories; Leading Money Winner 2003 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MEN’S GOLF TEAM 3-Year Team Captain 1st Karsten Creek Collegiate, Karsten Creek Golf Club, OK 1996 1st Windon Memorial Classic, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, IL. 1995, Runner-Up Tiger Woods 3rd Team All-American 1996 Honorable Mention All-American 1995 SEC Freshman Golfer of the Year 1995  

  • Zach Gleysteen 1068.1 miles

    Class A PGA Professional Love to golf and teach others to enjoy this great game.  

  • Kirsten Pike 1166.8 miles

    I grew up attending the Jim McLean full time golf academy in FortWorth and practicing along side Jason Day, while traveling all over the country playing in the top junior tournaments and then went on to play college golf on scholarship. I spent numerous hours throughout the years shadowing Jim McLean, Butch Harmon, Lanny Bassham, Olympic gold medalist for the psychology side of golf and many other top instructors in the world. Always thought I wanted to play professionally, but realized I did not like being gone for extended periods of time enough and always had a passion for helping others through teaching. I love teaching and helping others, it is my passion. I adjust to the player and do not teach a one swing fits all method, I think it is important to build a swing around the ways the student moves best.

  • Stan Fenn 1456.5 miles

    Stan is known for his dedication to coaching students to reach the top of their game. Translating the golf swing into easy-to-understand fundamentals makes him a great teacher for all levels. With over 35+ years of experience, Stan’s student range from beginners to juniors to PGA tour players. Stan has worked with several accomplished Division 1 College and Professional players, it is his passion to help golfers get the most out their abilities and take their game to the highest level possible! -“I really enjoyed working with Stan on my swing”. Sam Saunders, PGA Tour Player We at the Golf Academy of Northern Colorado can help you improve your game regardless of your skill level (beginner, immediate, advanced). Book your lesson with us today!

  • Nick Welch 1457.9 miles
    Club Fitter

    Nick Welch was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. He now lives in Brighton, Colorado with his wife and two daughters. Working in both public and private facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.  He has worked in the golf industry for the last 20 years and is a Class A PGA Professional.   The Golf Training Center at Highland Meadows is an open facility where beginning golfers can be exposed to all that the game (and learning the game) has to offer in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Here you will not only receive a ‘roadmap’ on how to advance from a beginner to an accomplished golfer, you will be guided, at your own pace, by only the best golf professionals and specialists.

  • Brian Dahmer 1458.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    I grew up in Colorado and fell in love with the game of golf at the age of 12. My first job in golf was at City Park 9 working for Jim Greer and I began to hone my skills. When I was 15 I worked at the Fort Collins CC for Ray Bostich and by the age of 17 I was a 2 handicapper. After graduating from Poudre High School I attended CSU and played on the varsity Golf Team. I have over 30 years of teaching experience, and have taught over 8,000 golf lessons to Students of all abilities and skill levels.  Whether you have never touched a golf club or you are a scratch golfer, I can help improve your game and also maximize your level of enjoyment on the golf course! I have taught fellow Golf Professionals, Scratch Amateurs, accomplished golfers, beginners, Women and over 400 Juniors the game of golf.  I truly have a love for teaching golf and helping golfers to learn and improve their games. I want to inspire players to enjoy the game, practice and play golf at their highest potential. My enjoyment comes from seeing others succeed! I am also a certified club fitter for Ping, Mizuno, Titleist and Taylor Made and I’ll look forward to helping you with all your golfing needs!

  • Marcus Gillmor, PGA 1460.4 miles

    My name is Marcus Gillmor and I turned professional in 2016 after competing in the amateur ranks for little over 6 years. While gaining my knowledge and expertise through Coastal Carolina University professional golf management program, I wanted to grow the game of golf to everyone seeking the same passion as I did. While being taught under several highly talented teaching professionals, I built my teaching style to give everyone the best possible way to improve and enjoy the game at the same time. To achieve this, I have four teaching philosophies that I install in all lessons: 1.     Simplicity – Keep the lessons simple so it’s easy for my students to learn and improve. 2.     Individuality – Each swing is like a thumb print; they are all unique in their own way. I take what is comfortable for you, what you have currently done, and make that better. 3.     Statically and visual information – With the use of technology, I will show you why your swing is doing what it is and how to improve on it. Using this information makes your practice sessions easier to understand. 4.     Practice Drills – The way to get better is completing practice drills so that your swing will become more natural in what I’m teaching. My key to success: If you are passionate about getting better, the more practice and dedication you give, the faster the results will come.

  • Earl Gerlach, PGA 1461.4 miles
       

    Club Fitter

    My name is Earl Gerlach and I am the Director of Instruction at the Collindale Golf Academy in Fort Collins, CO. Growing up in the southeast, golf was always a big part of his life. From playing all the way from juniors through college at D1 Bradley University, to working at a golf course every step of the way golf has always been a huge part of my life! “After watching thousands of people play golf and analyzing their swings, I have realized there is a million different ways to swing the golf club. With a focus on fundamentals, I’m dedicated to informing you about the swing, and about simple methods to help you achieve better scores! I can’t wait to meet you!”

  • Derek Cordova 1463.5 miles
    Certified Club Fitter

    Derek has been teaching golf in Northern Colorado market since 1990. He was elected to the PGA membership in 1992 and recognized as a Certified PGA Professional in 2008 in four areas of expertise. These certificates include; Instruction, Golf Operations, General Management, and Executive Management. Derek has had the opportunity to attend numerous PGA instruction seminars and has learned and applied valuable swing concepts from some of golf’s most recognized names in golf including Hank Haney, Dick Harmon, Charlie Epps, Laird Small, Mike McGetrick, Dr. Bob Rotella, Manuel de la Torre and many others. In 2011, Derek embraced a new paradigm in golf instruction and is convinced that a golfer must not only understand swing fundamentals but bio-mechanics as well. His philosophy was adopted from the Titleist Performance Institute and simply states: “We don’t believe there is one way to swing a club. We believe there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. However, we do believe there is one efficient way for all golfers to swing a club & it is based on what they can physically do.”

  • John Trierweiler 1464.7 miles
    Certified Club Fitter

    Come see me for a lesson at the beautiful Fox Hill Country Club, where our mission as instructors and certified fitters is to provide the finest, the most exciting, and the most enjoyable learning environment for golfers of all ages and abilities. Our “coaching” approach to learning opens up new possibilities for more enjoyment and satisfaction in playing this great game of golf. With an indoor hitting bay and full-time PGA instructors, we can offer programs and lessons to fit your schedule at any time of the year. Schedule your lesson today by calling me at (303)651-3777.  Make sure to check out our amazing membership options while you’re here!  

  • Kim Stiner 1465 miles

    I am an LPGA Class A Professional currently teaching at The Olde Course in Loveland.  I am also the Director and Lead Instructor for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program of Northern Colorado and I’m dedicated to helping golfers get the most out of their game! My Teaching Philosophy: Fit the swing to the person instead of forcing the person into the swing. That’s exactly what Bio Swing Dynamics does. It allows for a natural, repeatable swing.   “You don’t choose your swing. It chooses you.” BioSwing Dynamics  is a revolution in golf instruction. Now, with a few simple and easy tests you can discover for the first time your most dynamic, repeatable and efficient motion. Let me help you find YOUR swing, call me at  (970) 227-2692

  • Eli Haskell 1466.2 miles
       

    Certified Club Fitter

    I proudly hail from Glenwood Springs Colorado, and have nearly 20 years of golf coaching experience working with golfers from beginners to professionals. I earned my undergraduate degree from The Colorado College, and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. This extensive background has enabled me to become a specialist in golf biomechanics and an expert at correctly identifying each student’s physical makeup pertaining to the golf swing.             My experience with golfers has taught me that everyone has different swing concepts, as well as, physical and mental abilities.  I will never teach one ‘ideal’ swing method or way to play.  Instead, I listen, observe, and ask questions first, in a detailed initial consultation and evaluation of your goals and desires.   My objective is to mold and develop what each golfer brings to the table, in order to help them achieve their best results.   At the core of my teaching philosophy is a sincere coaching and mentoring attitude toward the development of golfers. I often say, ‘this is not a dictatorship.  Your input, opinions, and experiences, help me shape how I teach you.’  I firmly believe this!  In the end, together, we create an ever evolving and growing relationship between student and instructor.          

  • Steven Vigil 1466.6 miles
       

    Certified Club Fitter

    I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado where I developed a love for the game of golf. I’ve traveled all over the country exploring my passion for the game, and i’m happy to have found a good home as the Tour Van Fitter at the PGA Tour Superstore in Westminster Colorado.   I am currently a Level 2 PGA Professional and a Certified Master Club Fitter for all major golf Brands. I am also an Inaugural Member of Advanced Master Fitters for Callaway.   I believe that improving your golf game starts with having confidence in your equipment, come see me today to get your custom club fitting and discover everything that your local PGA Tour Superstore has to offer!  

  • Ryan Black 1468.8 miles
    Certified Club Fitter

    Ryan has been teaching golf since 2004. He first taught at Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been at Indian Peaks since 2008. Ryan has a degree from the Golf Academy of America in Golf Complex Management with emphasis on Golf Instruction and Techniques. Ryan’s teaching philosophy is all about fundamentals and individual learning styles and he teaches all ages and abilities. Ryan is a native of Colorado and enjoys playing golf, fishing, and skiing in the winter. The Indian Peaks Golf Academy offers instruction for all golfers, from beginner to expert, from the young to the young at heart, from clinics to private instruction. Our junior program can start your young athlete at age six and carry them through their development to recreational or competitive golf as a young adult. If you are new to the game of golf or coming back after a break, enroll in one of our many Get Golf Ready Clinics. Check out our Short Game clinic to improve your scoring.  For the experienced player wanting to take their game to the next level we offer our Intermediate/Advanced clinic. If you are seeking individual attention to bring your game to a new level, sign up for private instruction with one of our PGA professionals.  At the Indian Peaks Golf Academy, you can take the game of golf where you want to go!

  • Garrett McMillan 1531.5 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    PGA of Canada Professional Garrett McMillan (GMAC Golf) is just as passionate about golf as you are! Golf is hard enough, so his goal is to make instruction as simple and as informative as possible so that anyone from beginners to low handicap players can benefit from his instruction. Garrett was the 2017 & 2018 Assistant Professional of the Year in his PGA of Canada Zone. Online lessons are available from Garrett as well as year round lessons in Regina, SK, Canada through his indoor golf facility First Tee Indoor Golf Centre.

  • Barry Eisenzimmer 1534.6 miles

  • Phil Jonas and Patty Jonas 1658.1 miles

    Philip Jonas Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia PGA of Canada Class “A” Golf Professional PGA of BC Teacher of the Year 2012 Member of the Senior European Tour 2014 My hope is that all my students can play the type of golf that will encourage them to play golf for their whole life. I always look forward to teaching juniors, I was brought up in a very good junior program in South Africa and I plan on using this experience to help juniors realize their potential. If a golf scholarship is a goal I can help realize that through my many contacts with University Golf Coaches. Golf Highlights 2019 BC Golf Hall Of Fame Inductee 2017, 2018 ~ Medalist, US Senior Open 2017 ~ PGA of BC Player of the Year 2013, 2014 ~ European Senior Tour Member 2012 ~ PGA of BC Teacher of the Year Award 2007 ~ Vancouver Golf Tour Order of Merit Winner 2006 ~ PGA of Canada Assistants Championship 2004 ~ PGA of Canada Assistants Championship 2003 ~ PGA of BC Champion 2003, 04, 07 ~ PGA of BC Player of the Year 2004/05 ~ On course TV reporter at the Canadian Open for TSN/CTV Professional 2013, 2104 European Senior Tour Member 1987 PGA Tour Member Major Worldwide Victories 2000 Quebec Tel Open (PGA Tour Canada) 1999 Alliant Cup (PGA Tour Canada) 1997 Peru Open (PGA Tour Latin America) 1996 Peru Open (PGA Tour Latin America) 1990 Goodyear Classic (South African Tour) Other Accomplishments 2003, 04, 05, 07, 09, 2010 ~ Lower Mainland Assistants Tour Order of Merit winner Winner of over 100 Professional events in Vancouver, B.C. 2000 ~ 6th PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit (money list) 1999 ~ 8th PGA Tour Latin America Order of Merit 1997 ~ 8th PGA Tour Latin America Order of Merit 1996 ~ 5th PGA Tour Latin America Order of Merit 1996 ~ 9th PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit 1994 ~ 9th Asian Tour Order of Merit 1993 ~ 4th PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit 1990 ~ 9th PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit 1990 ~ 9th South African Tour Order of Merit Patty Jonas Golf Hall of Fame British Columbia Class A Member, PGA of Canada, 1991 With over 30 years of experience in the golf business, I have worked as a Head Professional, Associate Professional and Teaching Professional. I have spent the majority of my career as an instructor and have taught a variety of golfing abilities which has led me to really enjoy the beginning, and intermediate golfer. If you want to go to the next level in your game I can take you there! Whether you are a 30 handicap or wanting to play competitive golf, I will help you reach your goals. Playing Achievements PGA of BC Women’s Champion, 1996, 2000 & 2008 B.C. Amateur Champion, 1984 & 1985 Ranked No. 1 Women’s Amateur in Canada, 1984 Five-time Canadian National Team Member, 1982-1985 Canadian World Amateur Team Member, Hong Kong, 1984 Winner DuMaurier Series, Niakwa Golf Club, Winnipeg, Man., 1997 Qualified for DuMaurier Classic, Vancouver Golf Club, 1988 Winner of the Kyalami Classic, South African Women’s Tour, 1988 Played the European Women’s and the US Futures Tour, 1986 B.C. Amateur Team Member and Captain, 1981-1985 Lamar University Women’s Golf Team, 1980-1984    

  • Jeff Chambers 1663.1 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    JEFF CHAMBERS 2018 PGA of Canada Coach of the Year 2018 SK Coach of the Year 2017 SK Teacher of the Year 2013 SK PGA Champion 2013 SK Canada Games Coach 2012 SK Professional of the Year ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2011 SK Player of the Year 2010 Canadian Junior Leader of the Year 2009,11 SK Head Professional Player of the Year 2004–2008 Saskatchewan Provincial Coach Seven-time SK Junior Promoter of the Year Seven-time MJT Canadian Jr Team Coach (Scotland, Australia, Finland) TEACHING & COACHING PHILOSOPHY Jeff believes in providing a relaxed atmosphere and working with the player to explore strengths and weaknesses in their golf game. Everyone needs to have a swing built for them as all players are built differently. Jeff invests his complete effort into helping every single student improve to maximize his or her game. With his vast experience working with all levels of players from beginner to pro, Jeff is sure to help you reach your goals! CERTIFICATIONS  Club Fitter Certified with – Ping, Callaway, Taylormade and Titleist

  • Henry Stetina 1696.3 miles

    Do you want to be able to hit more good shots than bad ones? Do you want to enjoy the game more with your family and friends? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you came to the right place! ABOUT ME: I am a PGA Teaching Professional with a passion for helping golfers experience more joy and fulfillment through golf. I teach golf and golf instruction for the New Mexico State University PGA Golf Management Program. I am also the Director of Instruction for Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces, NM, and the Executive Director for the Las Cruces Junior Golf Association. MY COMMITMENT TO YOU: The improvement that you make and the goals that you achieve in golf will reflect the time and effort that you commit to the game. In other words, your improvement is your responsibility. As your coach though, I am committed to answering your questions, helping you set SMART goals, and providing recommendations about your swing, practice routines, and course management decisions. Ultimately, I am committed to being by your side (remotely of course) every step of the way. It is my passion to help you achieve your goals, but it is my duty to make you into a self-reliant golfer. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: I am a straight forward, no BS, kind of a guy. I am committed to your success but I expect for you to be far more committed. After all, it is your game we are talking about. I don’t fluff things to make you feel comfortable. Instead. I address the root of the problem. Don’t be surprised if I challenge you both physically and mentally. Since muscles don’t move on their own, the physical improvement that you make in your golf swing will likely be the result of the mental improvement that you make. Lastly, I will be available to you on an as needed basis (I normally respond quickly), but please respect my time and give me 24-48 hours to respond to your message. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I have been recognized as Golf Digest’s Best Teacher in New Mexico for 2019-2020, the Sun Country Teacher of the Year in 2016, Sun Country Youth Player Development Award in 2018, and Sun Country Player Development Award in 2019. I am passionate about junior golf and operate one of the largest PGA Jr. League programs in the country (#3 in 2019). I not only teach the game at a high level but play to one as well, having competed in a handful of national championships; two PGA Professional Championships and two NJCAA Championships.

  • Aaron Purviance 1791.3 miles

    Passionate Teacher and Playing Professional currently based outside of Park City Utah. Mission is to provide students with further knowledge of their golf games so they can be their own coach when they take their games to the course. Objective is to give students information that will help their golf games in the simplest way possible. Students vary from all ages and skill levels. Have worked with tour players to beginners. Enjoy spreading the game and have had great success with my students. Jim McLean Certified Instructor Utah Section PGA Class A Member Methodist University Alumni 2x DIII National Champion Professional Wins on mini tours and PGA section events

  • William Darke 1904.7 miles

    William Darke is the Director of Golf at Canyon Mesa Country Club, a public nine-hole golf course tucked away in the Village of Oak Creek. With his Professional Golf Association certification, Darke brings skill, business-savvy ideas and passion for the game to the job. As a Michigan-native hockey player, Darke didn’t start playing golf seriously until he was in his 30s when the master golf professional at a driving range he visited frequently asked Darke to give him a hand. Darke graduated from the PGA program five years later. After nine years as an assistant professional in Michigan and Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Darke accepted his first head professional director of golf position at Canyon Mesa.

  • Paul Horton 1937.1 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Paul is Owner of Paul Horton Golf, and is Co-Lead Coach at the Golf Channel Academy at Heritage Pointe (Heritage Pointe Golf Club) in the Calgary suburb of Heritage Pointe, Alberta, Canada. The PGA of Canada’s 2011 National Teacher of the Year and 2017 National Coach of the Year, Paul is widely considered one of the top coaches in Canada. A 14-time PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year finalist, he was named Teacher of the Year twice (2003 & 2011) and Coach of the Year twice (2016 & 2017). He is also a member of the PGA of Alberta’s Education Committee. The highest-ranking AimPoint Certified Instructor in all of Canada, Paul has also been one of the busiest. For over 40 years he’s been teaching and coaching many thousands of players, from beginners to top amateurs and collegiate players to PGA Tour professionals. Over recent years, Paul has coached 45 junior players to college scholarships and 21 of those have gone on and turned professional. Current and former students who’ve worked with Horton include former PGA Tour winners Stephen Ames and Steven Bowditch, PGA Tour Champions winner Gary Hallberg, 8-time Canadian Long Drive champion Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk and 6-time World Long Drive champion Jason Zuback. In addition to his AimPoint expertise, he also holds certifications with BioSwing Dynamics, Blast Motion and TPI (Golf Coach Level 2), and is a member of the Certified Golf Coaches Association. Paul coaches players in all aspects of the game, from tactical and playing strategies to the mental game, fitness and nutrition. His programs are consistent, specific and focused to each student, and he enjoys working with players of any skill level who show a commitment to improving their game. The goal is to provide world class, innovative long term coaching programs to help you attain your goals, customized to improve all aspects of your game.

  • Bob McArthur 1937.1 miles

    BOB MCARTHUR Bob is a Golf Channel Academy co-lead coach at the Golf Academy at Heritage Pointe and has been the Head Teaching Professional for the Academy since 1998. The PGA of Canada’s 1999 National Teacher of the Year, Bob is a two-time PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year (1998 and 1999) as well as Player of the Year (1989). He has been teaching professionally since 1994. McArthur specializes in offering custom corporate programs as well as private lessons and operates the indoor instruction facility year-round using state-of-the-art video technology. A fine player himself with nine professional victories, Bob has worked with numerous elite players and professionals over the years, including 7-time Canadian Long Drive champion Lisa Vlooswyk, 2007-2008 PGA of Alberta Player of the Year Darryl James and former National Team members Kris Wasylowich and Meaghan Leblanc. Other notable students include former National Hockey League players Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk. Bob is a 30-year PGA of Canada Class A Member and has been heavily involved in charitable foundation work. He is past Director for the Gary Roberts Children Foundation Charity (1995-2005), has raised more than $500,000 for special equipment purchases for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He is also a supporter of both the Alberta Cancer Foundation and Canadian Diabetes Foundation as well as the Kyle Stuart Memorial Foundation for underprivileged youths in sport in the Calgary area.

  • Jeff Yurkiewicz, PGA 1938.6 miles

    24 Years as Head Instructor for the Peter Kostis Golf academy and Kostis/McCord Learning Center at Grayhawk Golf Club Learned under Top 100 Teachers Peter Kostis and Paul Trittler 2002 Southwest Section Player of the Year 2003 Phoenix Open and Tucson Open participant 2005 PGA Championship participant 19 time Team Member of the SWSPGA Bob Goldwater Cup Team Numerous published articles and videos.  In my 24th year at the Peter Kostis Golf Academy formerly Kostis/McCord Learning Center, I approach golf instruction with a personable style that allows my students to get the most of each lesson.  I would like to credit Peter Kostis and Paul Trittler for my keen understanding of the game; an understanding that I developed into my own practical and effective instructional method. I am a graduate of New Mexico State’s Golf Management Program and am currently a Class-A member of the PGA of America. My competitive golf career includes: 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol, 2003 Phoenix and Tucson Opens and 2002 Southwest Section PGA Player of the Year.  

  • Mike Arrigoni, PGA 1940 miles

    Club Fitter

    About Coach Mike Michael Thomas Arrigoni was born and raised in the town of Southgate, Michigan near Detroit. He learned to play golf from his Dad at age 10 and was competing in tournaments by age 15. Growing up as a baseball player and football QB, Mike captained the golf team at Southgate Anderson High School. It was there that he found his niche. His skills and interest excelled as he found true passion for the game. He went on to receive a golf scholarship at Detroit College of Business where he obtained a B.A. in Business. Coach Mike started his professional golf career as Director of Instruction at Waters Edge Golf and Yacht Club in Grosse Ile, Michigan in 1990. He then moved to Arizona in 1996 and has worked at many of Arizona’s most prestigious courses including Grayhawk GC, Wildfire GC, Camelback GC, Raven at South Mountain GC and Dobson Ranch GC. Coach Mike was the Director of Instruction at Western Skies GC from 2006-2012 and has been back in that role since 2015. As a certified PGA Professional with over 30 years of coaching experience he has become one of the top instructors in the Southwest PGA Section. Coach Mike creates a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a unique personal touch when teaching our Junior and Adult learners the techniques of the game. Mike still continues to seek new and better ways to teach and communicate with his students. His goal is to make learning easier and more enjoyable. Coach Mike has created the most prominent Junior Golf Program in the East Arizona Valley. He has a proven history of producing competitive junior golfers! Many have gone on to win High School State Championships, Junior World Championships and have been awarded College Golf Scholarships. “Coaching talented juniors and watching them develop in life and golf is my favorite part”, says Mike. MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY Golf swings are as individual as people. With this in mind, I realize that two golfers will never swing exactly the same and more importantly learn the same. I will teach you to achieve a consistent flight pattern with your golf ball. The flight of your golf ball will tell you on every shot, exactly what your club was doing at impact. I believe the most important part of any golf swing is making solid contact. Of course direction is important but without solid contact, direction means little. Two factors determine direction; your clubface angle at impact and the club path you swing on. It’s physics, you can’t argue with it. The ball doesn’t lie, it goes where you hit it. All that matters to the golf ball is what the club head is doing at impact. MY APPROACH I want you to play better golf now, not later! You will learn to teach yourself how to practice properly. I use swing video analysis so you will leave every lesson knowing exactly what to practice and how to do it….with checkpoints and drills. If you do your homework you will improve immediately. I don’t believe in the “It takes time theory”, I believe it takes effort. Give me a chance to make you better!

  • Todd Halpen 1940.7 miles

    TODD HALPEN DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION – Golfuture YYC PGA OF CANADA CLASS “A” HEAD TEACHING PROFESSIONAL GOLF & TACOS INSTRUCTOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACCOLADES 2020-2021 Board of Directors, Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta BSc. Behavioural Psychology 2012, 2019 PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year Finalist 2009 Canadian Tour Member 2006, 2008 Canadian Open participant Taught over 250 Golf & Tacos Ladies Group Classes FUN FACTS ABOUT TODD He is the Wolverine When Todd isn’t teaching golf, which isn’t very often, you can find him at his family cabin or on the slopes! Vegetarians beware, Todd is also a part-owner of a local butchery – Backyard Meats! Todd co-founded the Golfer’s toolbox – the Swing Key His slippers at home are spiked

  • Gary Wolf 1943.4 miles

    Gary Wolf has been a Teaching Professional in the Phoenix area for 15 Years. Gary is a highly accomplished golf instructor. His students have qualified for some of the best US Amateur and Junior Amateur events in the country.  Many students have gone on to receive Division 1 scholarships.  Gary enjoys teaching all golfers, from beginner level to the aspiring Pro.

  • Gregg Downey 1944.1 miles

    Gregg Downey turned professional in 1986 after a successful collegiate career. He joined the Portland State Viking Golf Team in 1981, named team captain and achieved NCAA All-American status in 85’ & 86”. As a winner of four collegiate tournaments and the 1986 Portland City Amateur Championship he became recognized as one of the Northwest’s top Amateur golfers. After turning professional in 1986 he continued his play on various mini-tours home and abroad. In 1990 he turned his focus to teaching and learning more about the golf swing and how to communicate his understanding of the swing to his students. Gregg Downey provides his students with an understanding of the basic swing fundamentals and how the fundamentals affect their golf swing. Cause & Effect Golf identifies key fundamentals that contribute to building a better golf swing. Golfers of all skill levels have swing faults, tendencies that may be detrimental to their golf games progress. Once proper identification is made of the tendencies the student can then learn techniques to minimize the severity or frequency of the tendency to occur. Less frequency results in better golf shots. It is a straight forward approach; go to the source that begins the process of building. It is Downey’s 30 years of teaching and playing experience that helps him to take a simple straight forward approach to repair a golf swing. The second of part Downey’s success as an instructor is his study of the inner game of golf. Inner game techniques are a critical part of a golfer’s progress. From learning a new golf move to playing competitive golf it is important the player be given the proper mental tools to help overcome the obstacles that students face when striving for great success. It is the goal of Gregg Downey and Cause & Effect Golf to make golf enjoyable learning experience for all who play. There is no greater satisfaction to a golf instructor than to hear the jubilation of a student as they experience success with their golf game. Gregg offers private golf instruction in the Scottsdale/ Phoenix, AZ area. He is available for my appointment and looks forward to working with golf students of all levels.

  • Albert Murdock, PGA 1944.5 miles

    I coach golfers of all abilities. I have over 30 years of fitting golf clubs and teaching the game of golf. I understand the true interaction between the golfer and their clubs. I use K-Vest 3 d, video and launch monitor data to help all players understand how the body works during the golf swing.i collect data in 24 different positions before and during the swing that allows me to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses of your golf swing. Through a training program we reorganize your motor patterns for a more efficient and effective golf swing. I use the launch monitor to evaluate your path and face through impact and try to match preferred ball flight to your patterns. I am certified to fit Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, and Taylormade golf clubs to those who wish to have their golf clubs fitted to their golf swing. For lessons please call me at (480)280-5560 or email me at Murdockgolf@gmail.com

  • Scott Watkins, PGA 1947.6 miles
       

    For a little over 28 years I’ve been a PGA instructor successfully helping golfers from beginners to PGA Tour players hone their golfing skills and lower scores and I will do the same for you regardless of your playing level! I have followed in my father, Arch’s footsteps, who is enshrined in the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame and the Southwest Section of the PGA Hall of Fame. Mission Statement: My mission is to accelerate and simplify the learning process so you will achieve lasting results as fast as is reasonably possible without compromising the integrity of any aspect of your golf game. Some major accomplishments and awards include: Pac 10 Player of the Year First and Second team All American at Arizona State University Southwest Section PGA Section Player of the Year Southwest Section PGA Teacher of the year Five-time nominee for Golf Magazines Top 100 Golf Instructors Ranked 9th, 12th, 11th and 7th in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 respectively Arizona Open Winner 4-time Southwest Section Champion   I accomplish it through the following teaching philosophy: Understand your goals and how much time you will devote to achieving them through practice and playing Determine with you which sensory teaching method best enables your learning process Customize and communicate instructions that are consistent with your sensory learning preference so we are in sync and can accelerate the learning curve Implement a relevant lesson plan, tweak it as necessary, and achieve positive results Your Key Towards Success: Whether you are a beginner, want a swing change, a tweak, or otherwise improve your game, the key towards success is using an experienced instructor whose teaching method is in sync with the way you learn best, be it verbally, visually, or through feel. The Wrong Key: If the instructor’s teaching method is different from the way you learn best there will be a serious communication problem that adversely affects your learning process. For instance, if you learn best with visuals and your instructor’s method of teaching is through a sense of feel the lesson will be out of sync from the beginning. PGA Touring Pros: Over 99% of the PGA Tour’s top players have swing coaches whose teaching methods are consistent with their sensory learning ability. This enables them to realize positive results as fast as possible because the pro and swing-coach are on the same wavelength… and results are what count. Call or email me so we can talk about achieving your golf goals and getting positive results!

  • Robert Toshack 1950.2 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Robert Toshack, C.P.G.A. Director of Golf Robert Toshack is a Canadian P.G.A. member specializing in golf instruction, club fitting, playing and golf operations. Toshack boasts more than 20 years of professional golf experience. His simple, yet enthusiastic approach provides an easy and fun environment for all golfers of any skill level. “My goal is to provide the essential information needed to play better golf. Having a plan allows the student a convenient reference tool and the opportunity to track habits for effective practice. I use imagery and portray feelings, which focus your mind and allow your swing to work without being overloaded with too much theory. Enjoy your game!” • C.P.G.A. Level 4 instructor • C.P.G.A. Beginner, Intermediate and New Competitor Certified • Hank Haney Level 1 Instructor • Callaway Certified Club Fitter • Cobra Certified Club Fitter • A.P.G.A. Professional Series Tournament Winner Hours: 10am – 9:30pm (weather dependent) Monday – Sunday Facebook and voicemail will be updated for weather closures.

  • Martin Chuck 1951.9 miles

    Recognized as a Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 Coach, Martin Chuck developed his love and talent for the game of golf in Ontario, Canada. Like most kids from Canada slapping hockey pucks was his first sporting love. It wasn’t long before the allure of golf took hold. Like any true outlier in a given profession, Martin found himself in the shadow of two of the World’s best ball strikers and Canadian Legends, Moe Norman and George Knudson. At the age of sixteen, he began to assist George Knudson with his follow-up lessons at Knudson’s Golf Center north of Toronto.  “The time spent around George and Moe was something I can’t really measure and didn’t realize how truly special of an opportunity it was,” says Chuck. “I was able to watch, witness and in the case of Mr. Knudson, work for one of the best of all-time. It is a pleasure to share my memories, stories and swing thoughts of two greats like Moe and George.” Martin’s passion for excellence during his 30 years of coaching has led him to work and learn from the game’s best as he lists his direct and indirect mentors as; Mark Evershed, Mike LaBauve, Ben Doyle, Brian Manzella, Ben Kern, Mike Hebron, Lee Deitrick, Bobby Clampett, Joey Pickavance, Lynn Blake, Jeff Ritter, Craig Shankland, Herb Wimberly and Gus Jones.

  • Kurt Brown 1954 miles

    Kurt has been around the game of golf his whole life and LOVES this game! He has been coaching since 2012 and has a passion for making his players better humans, not just golfers. He has a firm belief that if you have control of your life, you’ll be able to have control of your game. So if you want to play your best golf and enjoy the process of growing, he’s the coach for you!

  • Scott Holland 1998.3 miles

    Scotty Holland is a Class A member of the PGA of Canada with over 26 years of teaching experience. Working with students of all ages and abilities from those just beginning the game to top competitive amateurs, Scotty has been awarded PGA Teacher of the Year for Alberta as well as being nominated as one of the Top 100 Teachers by Golf Magazine. Scotty likes to build a game that suits the specific needs of each student.  He takes into account the student’s athletic ability, physiology, age and dedication. Scotty believes that each student requires a unique swing that matches their body, and he works with each person to customize a swing that can be repeated consistently and effectively. In 2005, Scotty set a Guinness World Record for playing 221 holes of golf in 12 hours (walking). This record still stands. Dedicated to his community, Scott was also inducted into the Banff Sports Hall of Fame for raising over $350,000 for the local hospital while accomplishing this amazing feat.

  • Chris Cooke 1998.3 miles

    CHRIS COOKE Chris is the current Head Golf Professional of The Silvertip Golf Resort. He began learning to play golf at The Canmore Golf Club where his father Darren has been the Director of Golf since 1989. Chris played 4 years of collegiate golf at The University of Central Arkansas. After graduation, He spent 2 seasons at The Kananaskis Golf and Country Club. In 2019 he was awarded The PGA of Canada Moe Norman as the outstanding Assistant of the year. Chris became the Head Professional of the Silvertip Resort Golf Club in 2020. Chris along with Scott Holland looks forward to meeting those who come to play and assisting those golfers seeking to improve his or her game.

  • Lindsay Hoskins, PGA 2058.8 miles

    Lindsay grew up in Sparks, Nevada and started playing golf at the age of six. She played Junior Golf competitively from the age of nine and continued through High School. Her Senior year of High School, she won the NIAA Northern Nevada Regional tournament and tied for 3rd at the NIAA State Tournament in Las Vegas. Upon completion of high school, Lindsay attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas earning degrees in PGA Golf Management and Meeting and Event Management. She became a class A PGA Professional in Spring 2012. After graduating college, Lindsay was offered a position as Championship Coordinator at PGA Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Not only did she work for the PGA of America, but has also held internships with the Southwest Section PGA and Medinah Country Club in Chicago, Illinois. She currently holds the position of Director of Instruction with Duncan Golf Management, the largest golf management company in Northern Nevada. With a vast amount of experience on and off the course, Lindsay is available for any type of instruction.

  • Kyla Inaba 2166.4 miles

    PGA of Canada TPI Certified – Golf 2  – Junior 2 – Fitness 2 PGA of BC 2020 Interior Region Instructor of the Year Kyla has a passion for helping golfers enjoy the game. Whether it is lowering a handicap, getting rid of a slice, prepping for a tournament, or getting a new golfer ready to hit the course for the first time, Kyla enjoys the journey with the client. Kyla believes in the body-swing connection. How the golfer is able to move their body will effect how they swing the golf club. There are ways to work around limitations in the golf swing, as well as strategies to work on the limitations to create a more functional athlete and golf swing. When given a chance to work with a client in a long term setting (multi-day camp, or season long program) Kyla believes in a holistic approach. Let’s take a look at the low hanging fruit, where can we make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of effort? And then let’s build a game plan for where we need to dedicate the most time and energy for long term gains. Kyla grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. She played every sport in the book growing up and got addicted to golf in high school. She was recruited to play at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, for 4 years where the team won multiple Canadian CIS championships. Kyla turned pro in 2013 and played for 5 years on the Canadian, Australian and Symetra Tours. Highlights from Kyla’s professional playing career include her win on the Australian tour in 2018, getting paired with Laura Davies in 2016, being a contestant on the Golf Channel reality series, Altered Course in 2015, chasing a little white ball around the world and making life long friends along the way!

  • Christopher Trunzer 2166.5 miles

    Chris hasn’t just played golf, he has lived golf. Really. Chris had an outstanding amateur career followed by 12 years playing professional golf all over the globe. On his journey, he has collected triumphs like the 2009 National PGA Championships in Germany, scars during failures at Q-School for the PGA Tour, mentors who have coached National Teams and world-class pros, experiences like playing a practice round in the 2010 BMW Open with Sir Nick Faldo. Years of lessons learned and, like anyone, lessons yet to be learned. He is aware of the wealth of knowledge he can bring to the table, but fully embraces the power of surrounding himself and his students with a team of top-notch specialists and technology for the different areas of the game. He knows what it means to be the one holding the club, having to make the shot, and knows that things are easier said than done. As much encouraging as a golfer needs, he believes a healthy dose of honesty can go a long way. The only way we can really improve is if we are truly aware of what we need to work on, a role Chris is ready to play for those who are serious about becoming the best golfer they can be.

  • David Curtis 2178.1 miles

    CERTIFICATIONS: PGA Class A Troon Golf Academy Instructor Callaway Professional Staff Member & Club Fitter Former Golf Digest School Instructor Former Advantage Golf School Instructor ACCOLADES: 2016 SCPGA Desert Chapter Player of the Year 2016 SCPGA Desert Chapter Assistant Champion 2017 SCPGA Desert Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year 2018 SCPGA Desert Chapter Associate Player of the Year 2019 SCPGA Desert Chapter Junior Golf Development Leader EXPERIENCE: A Teaching Professional since 2005. I have worked at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort since 2001. Before turning professional in 2005, I played at College of the Desert on the golf team that won a Team State Championship in 2004. I have been teaching golf schools, private lessons, junior golf, and group clinics ever since. I have honed in my teaching skills from some of the biggest names in the golf instruction industry and continue to accumulate more skills throughout the years. Teaching golfers with different skill levels provides a fun mixture of lessons out on the lesson tee each day. I also compete in many SCPGA and Desert Chapter Golf Tournaments, winning several events over the years. PHILOSOPHY: Each golfer has different issues, I address each student’s needs and what the student wants to improve on. I do my best to make sure each student has a foundation of proper setup and mechanics for each shot in the game. PERSONAL INTERESTS: Outside of golf, I have a wonderful family: Katie (wife), Gavin (son), and Gracie (daughter). Additionally, I like NASCAR and collect different species of palm trees.

  • Chris Smeal 2240.8 miles

    Welcome to ChrisSmeal.com Chris Smeal, the San Diego Golf Instructor was born and raised in San Diego, CA and has been actively building the Future Champions Golf Program at Stadium Golf Center since founding the program in January 2004. Chris teaches full time with an approach and philosophy that gets incredible results. His holistic approach to coaching players through technique and mindset have helped over 130 junior golfers earn college golf scholarships. How can I help you today? Please drop me an email and let’s talk about it.  I love sharing with you my passion for the greatest game on earth. I spent my teenage years and my whole adult life developing my coaching style and I can’t wait to help you play better. I had an amazing coach during high school and was able to go from a beginner at age 15 to a scratch golfer by 17 and then a scholarship to SDSU by age 18. My journey through this game had its frustrations and I learned from all experiences. I then worked and learned from some incredible coaches including Butch Harmon, Carl Welty, Jim Flick, and Ben Doyle.  The past several years I have been able to coach/ caddy for some of my long time students at the following events: 2017 US Amateur Championship, 2018 US Amateur Championship, 2018 California State Amateur, 2019 US Women’s Amateur, 2019 LPGA Qualifying School, and the 2019 European PGA Tour Q School. Get Started Today If you are ready to take your game to the next level please click here to schedule your first Lesson! Please browse the website to learn more and call 619-339-2377 if you have any questions. Also check out our award-winning junior golf tour at www.futurechampionsgolf.com We are very active in social media so check out our students on these platforms: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook.

  • Mike Maggs 2242.1 miles

    Mike Maggs has spent years giving hundreds of students countless hours of expert Golf Instruction at the PGA West La Quinta Resort helping his students reach their golfing goals and achieve what they thought was not possible. Mike used his time at the PGA West La Quinta Resort perfecting his Golf Instruction skills preparing him to achieve his ultimate goal of starting his own Maggs Golf Academy. This Season he decided it was time to move from PGA West La Quinta Resort and Head to the Beautiful Golf Club at Terra Lago, 10 minutes up the road in Indio, California. On 1st of November, 2014 the Maggs Golf Academy officially opened and Mike’s dream had been realized. Mike Maggs is now a dedicated Expert Golf Instructor at his very own Maggs Golf Academy. Mike uses his passion for golf and life to make his golf lessons the most fun and exciting in the business. Golf is a game and games are supposed to be fun. Many students have said that their time with was Mike at either the PGA West La Quinta Resort or the all New Maggs Golf Academy was the best golfing experience of their lives. Mike previously was an Instructor at the PGA West Golf Academy as well as the Jim McLean Golf School, both of which were located at PGA West La Quinta Resort and Spa. Mike is a Certified Jim McLean Instructor. Over the years Mike has studied the game of golf under several Top 100 Instructors, most notably Jim McLean. He learned patience from Jim and that meant not always fixing the first problem you see, but instead to step back and look more deeply until you can see the key corrections and not just the symptoms. Mike knows doing this is what ultimately will help his student succeed. Every student is unique, with different goals and abilities and all these factors come into play when putting together a plan for success. It is important to tailor a plan that fits the goals and abilities of the student while at the same time inspiring that student to go farther than they thought possible.

  • Jason Hong 2242.1 miles

    Jason Hong comes to Southern California Golf Academy from Arrowood Golf Course where he was the PGA Director of Instruction. He attended Arizona State University where he received his degree in Business Management and earned his PGA Professional accreditation in 2014. He believes that simplifying the golf swing and the thought process are very important to the everyday golfer.  The simpler your swing, the easier it is to have a swing that is more repeatable and consistent.  Jason understands that all golfers have different physical abilities/limitations and personal goals in mind.  He is very patient and tailors his instructions to each player.  With his wealth of knowledge and access to cutting edge technologies, including Trackman, K-motion, Boditrak and SAM Putt Lab here at Southern California Golf Academy, Jason will be able to take your game to the next level and make you better than you’ve ever been.

  • Conner Johnson 2242.1 miles

    Conner Johnson is a Southern California Golf Academy Certified Instructor and recently moved back to southern California, after spending several years at the Jim McLean Elite Junior Golf Center In Ft Worth, Texas. While with Jim McLean, Conner work with many of the top junior golfers in the entire world. Conner enjoys working with players of all abilities from the High Performance Juniors to the Weekend Golfer, or just anyone looking to pick up the game and have fun!  Conner’s lesson prices are a great value for an Instructor of his advanced training and skill at approximately 30% lower than our other Instructors.

  • Douglas Timmons 2242.7 miles

    Doug Timmons is a PGA Class A member and has been an instructor at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course since 1998. Doug’s career began over 25 years ago. He graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy in 1993 and while attending, he also worked as an inside sales rep for Odyssey Golf. From there he worked at several of San Diego’s top courses including Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, La Costa Resort & Spa and Torrey Pines. Doug’s passion for growing the game graduated into coaching boys & girl’s high school varsity golf for 12 years and founding the Encinitas Ranch Junior Golf Program. The program quickly grew to over 500 members and groomed some of San Diego’s top collegiate and now tour players. In 2004 Doug received the PGA Youth Leader of the year award and continues to dedicate a large portion of his time towards developing the next generation in San Diego. Adult Private with video: $100 per hour or $500 for 6 $60 per half hour or $300 for 6 Junior Private Lessons: $70 per hour or $350 for 6 $45 per half hour or $250 for 6 Group Lessons Adults $40 per student per hour Minimum (3) students Juniors $30 per student per hour Minimum (3) students

  • Justin Fox 2273.7 miles

    Hi I’m Justin! Here at RST we teach a fact based approach to the golf swing based on the human anatomy, medical science and biomechanics, the way that the human body was designed to move safely and efficiently without injury for long term results. There are no quick fixes in the golf swing only temporary ones.

  • Christian Ballard, PGA 2287.6 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Christian Ballard is a graduate of the PGA Golf Management program at New Mexico State University, where he earned a degree in Marketing as well as becoming a PGA Professional. Christian currently works as a golf instructor at The Golf Club at Newcastle, as well as a club fitter for Titleist in the Puget Sound region. Christian’s teaching style varies depending on the student’s learning style, which leads to more efficient and effective teaching. Christian also likes to focus on the mental side of golf more than some instructors, because a golfer can usually lower their handicap by at least a few shots simply by changing the way they think on the golf course.

  • Tyler Roope 2308.2 miles

    Club Fitter

    Tyler Roope The Director of Instruction and Director of the LABsters program, Tyler comes with a wealth of experience. Starting his coaching career at Golftec, Tyler made the move over to LGA to help coach beginners, juniors and professionals. Having played at a collegiate, national and professional level Tyler is an accomplished player himself. The LABsters program aims to instil a life-long love and appreciation for the game of golf in each of their students. We build even the youngest players’ confidence through fitness training and skill development, including full swing, putting and chipping. With help from coaches and mentors before him, Tyler has applied his knowledge in helping develop the LABsters program. His outgoing and positive attitude is contagious to all. Tyler has a unique ability to connect with all people and gets the best out of his students. ​ Certifications Scott Cowx 5.5 Certified US Kids Certified GolfTEC University PGA of Canada Member

  • John Aasen 2316.8 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    JOHN AASEN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2010-present, 3D Golf Performance                                          Coquitlam, BC Director of Instruction/Head Professional 2001 – 2009, Westwood Plateau of Golf Academy                   Coquitlam, BC Director of Instruction/Head Professional 1990 – 2001,        University Golf Club                                         Vancouver, BC Director of Instruction 1989 – 1990, Meadows Golf  Center                                             Pitt Meadows, B.C. PROFESSIONAL  ACCREDITATIONS 2007                   Canadas Top 50 Teachers – National Post 2005                   Golf Digest Top Teachers by Region 2004                   BC PGA Teacher of the Year 1993                   Class ‘A’  C.P.G.A. Professional TEACHING PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES & OTHER 2006-2008 Global TV – Golf Tips 2003-2006 CKWX Better Golf Radio Show 2002 Authored Golf “the Spinning ball” Game 2002 CKNW – Golf season Q & A Radio program TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS  September 1994 – Canadian Assistants Champion February 1994 – Played  the Asian Tour June 1990 – Vancouver Island Assistants Champion August 1989 – B.C.P.G.A. Assistants Champion SPECIAL INTEREST  My Family All Sports Development of Junior Golf Alzheimer Society of BC

  • Brad Ewart 2322.7 miles

    Brad Ewart A professional, trick shot artist and journalist. Brad played in the Asian Golf Circuit and helped launch the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club. As executive producer and TV host of the internationally syndicated “The Golf Show Great Golf Destinations”, Ewart has played some of the finest resort courses in the world.

  • Ross Kukula 2322.7 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    I am the Director of Instruction at Surfside Golf Course in Long Beach, WA and a Level 3 Associate Professional in the PGA. I spend most of the year in Portland, OR working as an Assistant Golf Professional at Oswego Lake Country Club as my fiancee attends Oregon Health and Sciences University. I upkeep my game to a +4 handicap and love to golf but gain more enjoyment when teaching. I’m a member of Taylormade Professional Staff and a certified Taylormade Fitting Professional. My goal is always to improve your game as if it was mine. Let’s take that journey to better golf together.

  • Colin Lavers 2323.6 miles

    Background I began playing golf as a 4-year-old on Sunday evenings with my Dad and by the age of 12, I was playing every day in the summer. That first summer my golf game improved dramatically, thanks to some golf camps and professional help, and I was hooked. I played competitive golf as a junior, playing in several National and Provincial championships. After completing my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Alberta, I taught English in Japan for four years and upon returning to Canada I turned professional in 2007. Since turning professional, my focus has been mainly on Junior golf in my role as Junior Coordinator. I have really enjoyed working with the future of golf on a daily basis and have been rewarded with the 2013 Junior Leader of the Year for the Lower Mainland Region and being recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Future Links Instructors in Canada. Teaching Philosophy I believe that learning the game of golf and improving can be broken down into 6 categories. Basic Instruction: grip, stance, alignment, swing fundamentals, etc. Shot Making Skills: short game, specialty shots, trajectories, etc. Course Management: dealing with how to play each course/hole, set makeups, game plans, etc. Mental: dealing with how to handle the mental stress placed on players Equipment: making sure the golfer is fit properly and has the appropriate set make up. Physical Conditioning: improving aspects of the body that can affect performance. Accomplishments 2013 Junior Leader of the Year for the Lower Mainland Region 2012 PGA of BC Assistant Professional of the Year Recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada in 2011 as one of the Top Ten Future Links Instructors in Canada Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Getting Engaged at Mt. Everest Base Camp and married in North Vancouver Titleist Performace Institute Level 2 Junior Coach Certification T-8 Canadian Junior Influences Titleist Performance Institute (www.mytpi.com) Zen Golf by Joseph Parent Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella Other Interests I enjoy photography, travelling, hiking and mountain climbing. I like to play and watch all sports. Favourite Golfer Fred Couples, Roy McIlroy, Sergio Garcia What’s in the Bag Nike VR Covert 2.0 Tour Driver Nike Covert 2.0 Tour 3 Wood Nike VRS Covert Forged 3 iron Nike VR Forged Pro Combo Irons 4-PW Nike VR Forged Wedges 51, 55 & 59 Nike Method MOD-90 Putter Nike RZN Platinum Ball Favourite Golf Course Wolf Creek (Alberta) Bandon Dunes (Oregon)

  • Sean Lanyi, PGA 2327.5 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    Over the past 20 years, Sean Lanyi has dedicated himself to coaching players of all ages and skill levels.  Sean’s continued passion for developing junior golfers is evidence through his unique coaching curriculum.  Being recognized as an Elite Putting, Green Reading and Short Game Coach throughout the West Coast, Mexico and Hawaii, Sean’s expertise and cutting edge technologies provides his players with the opportunity to succeed.  Sean exclusively offers his coaching services at Monarch Beach Golf Links in California, Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas, Langdon Farms Golf Club in Oregon and Punta Mita Golf Academy in Mexico.   Lanyi is a TaylorMade Golf, Nike Golf, Lamkin Grips Staff Member and Foresights Sports Advisory Staff Member working with a GC Quad Launch Monitor, HackMotion 3D Technology, Boditrak Pressure and Blast Golf Technologies.  He is an AimPoint Express Level III and Putt Doctor Certified Instructor, one of a few in the world.  Sean joined forces with Folds of Honor and the Patriot Golf Foundation as a Master Staff Instructor. Sean is a recipient of the Junior Golf Leader for the Southern California PGA Section, U.S. Kids Golf Master Kids Teacher, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in 2018 & Golf Digest Best Teacher in the State in 2019. Sean mentored under Stan Utley, Jerry King, Travis Fulton, Mike Malaska, Dr. Craig Farnsworth and Mark Sweeney. Lanyi taught at The Kapalua Golf Academy, Ko Olina Golf Academy, PGA TOUR Academies and the Nicklaus Academy of Golf before relocating to the Pacific Northwest where he resides, joining forces as a Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach.  Sean works with top ranked juniors, collegiate programs and players as well as LPGA and PGA Tour Players.  Drawing from his unique experience as an accomplished player and PGA Professional.  Sean brings an invaluable “inside the ropes” perspective to his coaching. Whether you’re looking for swing instruction, develop a well-rounded short game, understand green reading and what it takes to be a great putter.  Sean has the expertise to help you succeed!

  • Terry Drever 2329.3 miles

    Club Fitter

    Terry has been a PGA of Canada Professional for over 25 Years having taught thousands of lessons.

  • Martin Boland 2330.2 miles
    Club Fitter

    Martin Boland-mboland@golftec.com Certified Personal Coach Hometown: East Kilbride, Scotland Born and raised in the homeland of golf, Scotland. Martin moved to Canada in 2008 and has been teaching the game in Alberta and now pursuing the west coast lifestyle in Vancouver. Whatever your goal is within the game, Martin has got the drills, techniques, resources and skills in the bag to help students reach their goal.

  • Eric Wang 2341.6 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    MY STORY PGA Teaching Professional Eric has over 20 years of teaching experience working with golf students of all levels. He coaches players ranging from beginners and juniors to serious professional golfers and provides lessons in both English and Mandarin Chinese.   Eric started playing golf at the age of 8, introduced to the game by his grandfather. Originally from Southern California, he competed nationally at the highest junior level on the SCJPGA and AJGA junior golf tours and earned a Division 1 golf scholarship to the University of California, Irvine.  As captain, Eric led the UCI golf team to the NCAA Division 1 Championship while earning Scholar-Athlete and Honorable Mention in his conference.  Upon graduating college, Eric turned professional and played on worldwide tours including Asia, Web.com and the PGA Tour Canada.  In 2008, Eric settled in Victoria, BC with family, and continues to teach and compete.  He became a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified instructor and incorporates the use of Trackman in his lessons.  Eric is a recognized professional staff member and a master club fitter with Callaway golf. ​ Eric has trained with some of the Golf Digest’s top-ranked instructors in America, who have inspired him and passed along valuable knowledge needed to teach the game of golf.  Eric’s teaching methods have successfully helped players of all levels and he is passionate about helping his students learn the game and play their best, both recreationally and competitively.

  • John Randle 2343.3 miles

    — 2020 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year —     PGA of Canada golf coach in Victoria, BC at The Golf Performance Project.  A native of Victoria, BC, John played junior golf at Uplands GC before attending the University of Washington where he played on the golf team for 4 years and earned a Bachelor of Psychology degree. After graduation, John turned pro and played on tour from 1990 – 1997. His playing career included seven years on the Canadian Tour, two seasons on the South African PGA Tour and extensive play on mini-tours in the U.S. John’s time on the tour was highlighted by two events on the PGA Tour. At the end of 1997, John turned his focus to teaching the game and through hard work and good fortune, has become one of Canada’s most sought-after instructors.   TEACHING and COACHING HIGHLIGHTS 2020 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year (also won in 2002 and 2007) PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional Ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top Instructors in Canada” Lead Golf Coach at The Golf Performance Project  –  2020-21 Director of Coaching at the Premier Royal Golf Academy in Vancouver  –  2019 Director of Coaching at The Golf Lab at King Valley in Toronto  –  2018 Owner and Director of the Randle Golf Academy at Morningstar – 2014 to 2017 Academy Director at the Bear Mountain Golf Academy – 2010 to 2015 Director of Instruction – GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View – 2003 to 2009 Head Golf Coach at Camosun College from 2009 to 2017 – Five top-3 finishes at Nationals including Championship in 2015 – Four Conference Championships – PacWest Conference – 2011 Coach of the Year Author of the instructional book “A Wake-Up Call for Your Golf Game” Written over 100 articles in golf publications and newspapers.   COACHING CERTIFICATIONS ACHIEVED TPI Certified Golf Professional – Level 2 K-Vest 3D Motion Certified – Level 2 Plane Truth Certified Instructor – Level 1 Trackman Certified Professional Swing Catalyst Certified Professional Boditrak Certified Professional DR. Kwon Biomechanics Certified GolfPsych Certified Scott Cowx Certified   PLAYING CREDENTIALS Canadian Tour (MacKenzie Tour) member 1991 – 2006 Winner of over 50 professional events Played the South African Tour from 1994 – 1996 Played several US mini-tour events from 1992 – 1996 Played in two events on the PGA Tour (1991 Canadian Open and 1999 Air Canada Championship) Held seven-course records Low tournament score of -8 Lowest Tournament Round – 60

  • Damon Wood 3547 miles

    Qualifications: Honours degree in Applied Golf Management Studies At UCLAN & PGA Foundation Degree in Professional Golf Previous Positions Held: Assistant Golf shop manager and Teaching Professional at The Nottinghamshire Coaching Philosophy: My Philosophy is geared around using both technology and on course experience to help simplify the game for every lesson and group Specialty: On course coaching using technology when needed with both groups and individuals Other Interests: Family, Arsenal FC, Rugby union and further education (always looking to improve) Favourite Golf Course: Kingsbarns Golf Links is the best course I have ever played Favourite Golfer Of All Time: Tiger Woods (GOAT) Best Shot You’ve Ever Seen: Tiger Woods – Chip In, 16th hole, 2005 Masters Your Idols: Tiger Woods and Jamie Alderton (if you haven’t heard of him look him up)

  • Giles Gill 3702.1 miles

    Trackman Level 2 Certified TPI Level 2 Golf, Junior & Power Certified Currently doing James Ridyards WedgeMatrix Certification Whether you are a 10 handicap trying to lower your scores or an elite player trying to take your game to the next level, using my modern coaching philosophy, enhanced by TPI, I can get you achieving your golfing goals. Here’s what we will do: 1. Before picking up a club, time will be spent understanding your golf and medical history. Screenings will be used to evaluate your body’s strengths and limitations. 2. Every aspect of your game will be evaluated. This includes technique, the mental game, course management, equipment, short game, putting and statistical analysis. 3. We will find and build the most efficient swing for your body. 4. You will be taught around physical limitations to prevent injuries and elongate your playing career. 5. We will develop simple and easy to understand training plans to get you reaching your goals and maximising your return on investment (ROI). Your ROI is not just money, it’s your time. 6. We will build a team to accelerate your golfing development. 7. There will be easy communication lines so you can reach me at any time or place. What I won’t do: 1. Have a 1 size fits all swing approach. 2. 1 hour lessons beating balls on the range with no purpose. 3. Only working on the long game and no other aspect. 4. Use old golfing philosophies that are set in stone and won’t be adapted. Golf is a lot more than a swing. My philosophy is to uncover every 1%. Course management, training routines, fitness plans, the mental game are a few aspects that every top player works on daily, yet most golfers aren’t taught how to develop these areas. As a player, I struggled with injuries because I wasn’t taught to swing the club in an efficient way for my body. As a coach, my mission is to find the most efficient swing for your body. Using my knowledge and practices of TPI, I can get you reaching the highest levels of your playing potential pain-free. Email me for enquiries over virtual screens and lessons.

  • Teemu Nuolioja, PGA 4310.9 miles

    Certified Club Fitter

    After competetive amateur playing career I made the transition to PGA teaching professional to help players with their problems. I found out that I had a thing for swings and exceptional skills to explain my thoughts in a way that new things are easy to understand. I also focus on going through the cause and causality on any thecnique that we are implementing. Now I’m able to contribute to the golfing family with my knowledge and understanding from the game. All age- and skill levels are more than welcome to join for a road to better golf.

  • Yusuf Raidhan 7924 miles

    Over the last decade I have lived in 4 different countries working with some of the best coaches in the industry. My ultimate goal was to be a player but the passion for coaching developed through the exposure of being around exceptional mentors. Their methodologies are some that I still use to this day and I gain the utmost satisfaction from helping golfers achieve better results.   My coaching philosophy is very simple, I yearn to help golfers reach their full potential based on what they are capable of doing within their current physical capabilities; working with and around skills they have developed over time and making them more efficient & repetitive.

  • Adam Chivers 9750.8 miles

  • Peter Croker 10175 miles
       
    Club Fitter

    Peter Croker As a golf coach and teacher Peter Croker has taught golfing greats and multiple PGA Teachers of the Year.  His past students have won 26 Major Championships, 149 US PGA Tour Events, 106 European Tour Events, and 468 Professional Events worldwide. As a tour playing professional he  enjoyed playing alongside champions such as Seve Ballesteros, Lee Trevino, Peter Thomson, Sam Snead, Gary Player and Greg Norman. During some 50 years Peter Croker has seen any and every error that a golfer could possibly make. As a player, teacher and student of the game he has been driven by a burning desire to find truly workable solutions to enable fellow golfers like you. WHY IS THE CROKER SWING SO SUCCESSFUL? The CROKER GOLF SYSTEM SWING was featured on the cover of GOLF DIGEST for a very good reason. It is EASIER TO LEARN and does not rely on years of training to perform at a high level. While still an orthodox golf swing, the Croker Golf Swing takes advantage of a golfer’s natural ability to hit the ball using a NATURAL HITTING ACTION. The swing is built around a series of IDEAL BODY ALIGNMENTS so that the swing finishes in PERFECT BALANCE, thus preventing many of the injuries golfers often suffer from.   In this respect, the swing is very BODY-FRIENDLY. By following the principals of the Croker swing golfers from amateurs to tour pros are able to hit the LONG, STRAIGHT AND CONSISTENTLY,  to the very best of their ability.   CROKER GOLF SYSTEM: The Beginning Program Improve your Golf with the Croker Golf System. Beginners and more advanced golfers alike will find information and explanations here to set them on a pain-free golfing journey for a lifetime. It contains everything that the beginner needs to know. Master PGA and world-renowned golf instructor Peter Croker, provides short and simple instructions, illustrations plus 40 videos to ensure a satisfying and rewarding golf experience. The student can even ask questions online and will receive answers by qualified instructors. This program will make sure that the beginner or high-handicap golfer will not remain like that for long. to the Beginning Program CLICK HERE   CROKER GOLF SYSTEM: Master Coaching Academy Improve your Golf with the Croker Master Coaching Academy. We’re offering you a trial for 7 days $1, give us seven days and we guarantee to help you improve your Golf, simply click the link following to begin your path to better golf. LINK HERE ENJOY THE HIT!